BooksBook publishers including fiction and nonfiction.
PeriodicalsSerial publications that are produced on a regular schedule such as monthly or weekly. These include magazines, journals, newsletters and yearbooks.
NewspapersA periodical produced frequently that covers the latest news.
Digital PublishingPublishing in a non-physical format such as an ebook or website.
Mobile PublishingDigital publishing for mobile devices such as a mobile website or app that offers written content.
Academic PublishingThe publishing of academic research and scholarship. This plays an important role in the dissemination of knowledge as academic publications may peer review articles and gain a reputation for selecting important works.
Trade PublicationsJournals, magazines and digital publications that serve to share knowledge across an industry or profession. For example, a subscription service that provides the latest news in the green energy sector.
Accessible PublishingPublishing content in formats such as braille, audiobook and large font that make the content more accessible.
Small PressPublishers that have low revenue as compared to the dominant publishers in their industry. These firms play a critical role in recognizing talented authors and important information that larger publishers are likely to ignore.
Self-PublishingThe process of publishing your own work directly without a publisher. For example, a blog is often self-published. It is also possible to publish a book for a small fee per copy.
Vanity PublishingThe ethically dubious practice of charging authors to publish a book. Self-publishing should be extremely inexpensive and any consulting and marketing fees to generate demand are unlikely to workout as the publishing industry is extremely competitive such that only a very small fraction of authors ever make any money. As such, any financial investments by the author in marketing a book are very unlikely to produce results.
Commercial PublishingThe production of written works of a commercial nature such as catalogs and promotional magazines.
Specialty PublishingThe production of specialty items such as a school yearbook or calendar.
MusicThe production and distribution of sheet music.
|Overview: Publishing Industry|
The preparation, production, marketing and distribution of written content.