Book Publishing Industry Statistics 2011

Source: BISG – Book Industry Study Group –

The book publishing industry in the United States is comprised of about 2,600 book publishers that have sales of $100K or more. Of these 1,100 have revenue of $500K or more.


  • Greater than$500M: 10 publishing companies
  • $100M to $500M: 20
  • $25M to $100M: 70
  • $5M to $25M: 200
  • $0.5M to $5M: 800
  • $0.1M to $0.5M: 1500

Of the 1,000 publishers with sales of $500K to $25M I estimate that Acumen has a 18% market share and Cats Pajamas from Media Solutions a 15% market share.