There's a fair amount of descriptive and quantitative information
about the publishing industry strewn about in various sources. I've
selected some of the best that I know of and excerpted them below.
I trust this information fully answers your question. However, please
don't rate this answer until you have everything you need. If you
would like any additional information, just post a Request for
Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further, and I'm at
All the best,
For book publishing, here's a great resource:
Book Publishing Industry
It divides the industry into the following segments:
Book Clubs & Mail Order
Mass Market Paperback
El-Hi (K-12 Education)
Magazine data can be found here in overview fashion:
Subscriptions/Single Copy Sales
with information about segments provided here:
The Magazine Handbook
The key segments for consumer magazines are listed as:
Entertainment/ Perf. Arts
On to newspapers:
Daily Newspapers by Circulation
Lastly, there's an excellent overview of the entire publishing industry here:
Précis Industry: Printing & Publishing
Click on: "View a sample of this product"
The industry is diviied up into books, periodicals, and newspapers.
Hope that's exaclty what you need, but again, just give me a holler if
there's anything else I can do for you.
search strategy: Used bookmarked sites for publishing resources.