Variant of NAICS 2002 - Durable and Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Industries

5111 - Newspaper, Periodical, Book and Directory Publishers

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in publishing (or publishing and printing) newspapers, periodicals, books, maps, directories, databases and other works, such as calendars, catalogues and greeting cards.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • publishing software (See 51121 Software Publishers)
    • publishing music (See 51223 Music Publishers)

51111 - Newspaper Publishers

This industry comprises establishments, known as newspaper publishers, primarily engaged in carrying out operations necessary for producing and distributing newspapers, including gathering news; writing news columns, feature stories and editorials; and selling and preparing advertisements. These establishments may publish newspapers in print or electronic form.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • printing, but not publishing, newspapers (See 32311 Printing)
    • publishing newspapers exclusively on the Internet (See 51611 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting)
    • supplying information, such as news, reports and pictures, to the news media (See 51911 News Syndicates)
    • selling media time or space for media owners (See 54184 Media Representatives)

51112 - Periodical Publishers

This industry comprises establishments, known as magazine or periodical publishers, primarily engaged in carrying out operations necessary for producing and distributing magazines and other periodicals, including gathering, writing, soliciting and editing articles, and preparing and selling advertisements. Periodicals are published at regular intervals, typically on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. These periodicals may be published in printed or electronic form.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • printing, but not publishing, periodicals (See 32311 Printing)
    • publishing newspapers (See 51111 Newspaper Publishers)
    • publishing directories and databases (i.e., establishments known as publishers) (See 51114 Directory and Mailing List Publishers)
    • publishing sheet music (See 51223 Music Publishers)
    • publishing periodicals exclusively on the Internet (See 51611 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting)
    • selling media time or space for media owners (See 54184 Media Representatives)

51113 - Book Publishers

This industry comprises establishments, known as book publishers, primarily engaged in carrying out various design, editing and marketing activities necessary for producing and distributing books of all kinds, such as text books; technical, scientific and professional books; and mass market paperback books. These books may be published in print, audio or electronic form.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • printing, but not publishing, books (See 32311 Printing)
    • direct selling, but not publishing, books, e.g. book clubs (See 4541 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses)
    • publishing music books (See 51223 Music Publishers)
    • publishing books exclusively on the Internet (See 51611 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting)

51114 - Directory and Mailing List Publishers

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in publishing compilations and collections of information or facts that are logically organized to facilitate their use. These collections may be published in one or more formats, such as print or electronic form. Electronic versions may be provided directly to customers by the establishment, or offered through on-line services or third party vendors. The products are typically protected in their selection, arrangement and/or presentation.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • printing, but not publishing, business directories, telephone books and similar products (See 32311 Printing)
    • duplicating electronic media, such as CD-ROMs and DVDs (See 33461 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media)
    • publishing encyclopaedias (See 51113 Book Publishers)
    • designing, developing and publishing computer software products (See 51121 Software Publishers)
    • publishing directories and mailing lists exclusively on the Internet (See 51611 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting)
    • providing on-line access to databases developed by others (See 51811 Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals)

51119 - Other Publishers

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in publishing other works such as calendars, colouring books, greeting cards and posters.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • publishing newspapers (See 51111 Newspaper Publishers)
    • publishing magazines and periodicals (See 51112 Periodical Publishers)
    • publishing books, maps and atlases (See 51113 Book Publishers)
    • publishing directories and mailing lists (See 51114 Directory and Mailing List Publishers)
    • publishing music (See 51223 Music Publishers)
    • publishing other works, such as calendars and greeting cards exclusively on the Internet (See 51611 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting)
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