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10 Biggest Book Publishers in the World

All the largest publishers have one thing in common- Like Pearson, many publishers took aggressive steps in reaction to the changed market conditions to stay at the top. Here are some of the biggest book publishers in the world.

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Pearson

Pearson

Pearson in the UK has remained the largest publishing company in the world for many years . They work in over 70 countries and have 40,000 employees globally. They publish information that is educational, informational, scientific and more.

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Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House

This Germany based publishing company is the world’s leading trade-book publisher with revenues at 3.05 billion EUR. They are based in Germany but operate out of 70 different countries and employ over 12,000 employees globally.

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McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill is an education company focused on science and high education, expert knowledge and information tools and amenities in many different arrangements for the global markets. MHGE provides goods in 60 different languages across in over 100 countries to students, teachers, specialists and establishments.

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Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters specializes in information for legal, financial, accounting, science and healthcare industries. This group also specializes in real time news and information. The majority of this publishing company is owned by The Woodbridge Company. Their revenues in 2014 were a whopping 12.61 billion USD.

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RELX Group

RELX Group

They are known for scientific, technical, and medical material goods and services. Elsevier’s journals are mainly published through the companies Science Direct platform which carries over eleven million articles and many more e-books.

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Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer

A global company that provides information, software, and services to professionals in four main areas: healthcare, tax, law and finance, that allows them to make decisions with confidence. Wolters Kluwer in its current form was founded in 1987 with a merger between Kluwer Publishers and Wolters Samson.

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Phoenix Publishing and Media Company

Phoenix Publishing and Media Company

Phoenix Publishing has been around since 2001 and has been successful ever since. They profited in 2014 approximately 21.6 billion CNY. They obtained the popular children’s publishing company Lincolnwood which was based in Illinois in 2014.

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Hachette Livre

Hachette Livre

Hachette Livre is the globe’s 3rd largest book publisher for the public and for educational materials. They are also France’s leading educational publisher and the UK’s second largest publisher as of 2014. They available in over 70 countries. They have profited as of 2014 in over 2 billion EUR.

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Holtzbrinck

Holtzbrinck

This family owned publishing group in Germany is focused on German, US and British publishing shops. They offer a great deal of published material focusing on science, nature and education.

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Scholastic

Scholastic

This company is the world’s largest publisher and contributor to children’s books. They don’t just provide children’s fiction but also provide educational materials, licensing and advertising as well as international recognition.