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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

E-Book Publishing Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for E-Book Publishing Services?

What is the average price of E-Book Publishing Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase E-Book Publishing Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of E-Book Publishing Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase E-Book Publishing Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing E-Book Publishing Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for E-Book Publishing Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase E-Book Publishing Services?

The e-book publishing services market exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for about 62.0% of total market revenue. Despite the dominance of a few prominent players, such as Penguin Random House (owned by Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA), Pearson and major retailers... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Customer Service

How do you evaluate customer satisfaction? How frequently?

What is your client renewal or repeat business rate?

If your clients are not happy with the provided service, what steps do you undertake to resolve the issue?

What is your process of dealing with customer problems and complaints? Do you have an escalation process?

What percentage of your clients is located in other countries? How will that impact the service that we receive?

Subcontractors

Can you provide me with any other related services? If not, can you recommend another company to provide those services?

Will any subcontractors, such as ghostwriters or editors, be hired to work on our project? If so, what is their expertise and experience? How are they selected for the project?

Do you guarantee the work performed by subcontractors? What systems do you have in place to ensure they deliver high-quality results?

What is the need for subcontractors? For capacity or specialization purposes?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my E-Book Publishing Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state the total value of the contract.

Buyers should set their expectations for how payment will be made to service providers.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should prioritize suppliers that can offer competitive prices.

Buyers should prioritize suppliers that can provide the most value by offering related goods and services.

For more selection criteria information, buyers are advised to consult the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date that the RFP was issued.

Buyers should include a due date for proposals.

Buyers should state when they will make the award announcement.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the E-Book Publishing Services supply chain?

The supply chain for e-book publishing services poses low risk of disruptions, which supports buyer power. Various macroeconomic conditions can impact suppliers’ operating costs, but suppliers are less dependent on critical inputs that can detrimentally impact the supply chain. Because the majority of critical inputs are capital investments, such as... Subscribe to learn more.

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