Legal Publishers, Growing, Growing…

The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reports:

“The combined global markets for legal and business publishing grew 6.4% to $15.13 billion in 2007. Legal publishing continues to be the largest segment in professional publishing with revenue of $9.93 billion in 2007, up 6.9% from $9.3 billion in 2006.

The numbers come from, “Global Legal & Business Publishing 2008-2009,” a report from Simba Information, and Simba projects that sales in the legal (and business) markets will again grow in 2008, with a 5% increase to $15.89 billion.

Why the growth?

“The number of lawyers, paralegals, CPAs and accountants continues to increase, affording a steady market for publishers that supply the critical content and workflow these professionals rely on every day.”

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

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