New Simba Report Unveils Top Trends for Professional and Scholarly E-Book Publishing Market

Launching from Simba Information is the new report, Global Professional and Scholarly E-Book Publishing 2022-2026. This study assesses business performance and emerging trends in the five major professional and scholarly e-book segments: Scientific & Technical; Medical; Legal; Business; and Social Science & Humanities.

In 2021, the top ten competitors in the professional e-book market delivered revenue of $1.16 billion, up 1.8% over 2020. The new Simba report chronicles strategic directions at major professional e-book publishers, including RELX, Springer Nature, Wiley, and Thomson Reuters.

Analysis of the competitive environment, market structure, and growth drivers forms the foundation of this report.  Its coverage encompasses business performance, corporate growth strategies, e-book product strategies, acquisitions and divestitures, and new product launches.

This Simba report analyzes trends that are shaping the marketplace, including:

  • Pain points for customers;
  • Developing threats of e-book regulation;
  • Innovative new e-book formats and features;
  • Emerging growth areas in professional education; 
  • Macro environment impacts for publishers.

The report tracks M&A activity, revealing white space that competitors are exploring now. Major e-book publishers are using acquisitions to build out their platforms and enhance portfolios of content. Others are divesting low-growth assets.

Elsewhere in the report, the reader will find insights about product customers, trends in product use, geographic skews, product formats, and challenges facing the industry.

The report closes with Simba’s near-term outlook for the leading competitors, gaining 1.2% for 2022, and a forecast for the 2022-2026 period. Longer term, Simba projects that the total professional e-book publishing market will reach $2.78 billion by 2026, reflecting economic headwinds during 2023 to 2025.

This Simba report provides detailed analysis of the performance and strategies of leading professional e-book competitors, including RELX, Springer Nature, Wiley, Thomson Reuters, Informa, Wolters Kluwer, McGraw-Hill, Cengage, Pearson, and Thieme.