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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

E-Book Publishing Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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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 ?

The e-book publishing services market exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for over 50.0% of total market revenue. High market share concentration limits buyer power by giving major suppliers more pricing power. Despite the dominance of a few prominent players, such as... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Supplier Experience

Can you describe the scope of your operations and methods of quality control?

Have you served organizations similar to mine? If so, can you provide a portfolio of similar projects you have worked on?

Who are your current clients?

How long have you provided e-book publishing services to your longest-tenured client?

Can you describe your strategic plan to enhance the e-book publishing processes that you already have in place?


Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amid the widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased or reduced demand?


How does your service differ from similar competitors'? How do you win and retain business?

What kind of warranties can you provide for the integrity of the work?

What is your reputation like among customers and how have you developed it?

What is your area of expertise?

Value-Added Services

Do you provide any value-added services? If so, what other services do you offer?

How will including value-added services impact pricing?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services? If so, what are the terms?

What partnerships do you have? How do your clients benefit from these relationships?

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?


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?

Are subcontractors needed for capacity or specialization purposes?

Software & Technology

What improvements are you currently planning? Can you provide a calendar of future enhancements?

What new features or functionality have you added in the past year? What improvements do your customer's request more frequently?

What are the advantages of using your software compared with other e-book publishers?

If we decide to switch suppliers, is it possible to transfer our information?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my 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 supply chain?

The supply chain for e-book publishing services has a low risk of disruptions, which supports buyer power by reducing the risk of sudden price increases that could harm buyers. Various macroeconomic conditions can impact suppliers' operating costs, but suppliers are less dependent on critical inputs that can detrimentally impact the... Subscribe to learn more.