List of largest book publishers of the United Kingdom

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This is a list of largest UK trade book publishers, with some of their principal imprints, ranked by sales value, according to Nielsen BookScan:[1]

List[edit]

  1. Penguin Random House £409.9m (23.4%)
  2. Hachette Livre (UK) £287.9m (16.4%)
  3. HarperCollins £132.3m (7.6%)
    • HarperCollins, 4th Estate, Avon, Voyager, Collins, HarperPress, Blue Door
  4. Pan Macmillan £57.3m (3.3%)
  5. Pearson Education £40.7m (2.3%)
  6. Oxford University Press £37.6m (2.1%)
  7. Bloomsbury £35.6m (2.0%)
  8. Simon & Schuster £27.2m (1.6%)
  9. John Wiley & Sons (UK) £26.7m (1.5%)

Historical comparisons[edit]

# Company Sales 2010[3][4] Sales 2009[1] Sales 2008[5] Sales 2007[6][7] Sales 2006[8] Sales 2005[8]
1 Steady Hachette Livre (UK) £m (15.2%) £287.9m (16.4%) £282.5m (15.9%) £299.8m (16.6%) £277.3m (16.4%) £206.1m (12.5%)
2 Steady Random House (UK) £m (13.8%) £239.4m (13.7%) £262.7m (14.8%) £263.4m (14.6%) £261.0m (15.4%) £229.9m (14.0%)
3 Steady Penguin Books £195.3m (11.5%) £170.5m (9.7%) £177.2m (10.0%) £177.3m (9.8%) £180.6m (10.7%) £174.9m (10.6%)
4 Steady HarperCollins £120.9m (7.1%) £132.3m (7.6%) £147.5m (8.3%) £142.7m (7.9%) £141.6m (8.4%) £134.8m (8.2%)
5 Steady Pan Macmillan £60.9m (3.6%) £57.3m (3.3%) £57.9m (3.3%) £61.4m (3.4%) £53.2m (3.1%) £54.8m (3.3%)
6 Increase Pearson Education £40.7m (2.3%) £42.2m (2.4%) £32.3m (1.8%) £34.0m (2.0%) £32.6m (2.0%)
7 Increase Bloomsbury £m (2.1%) £35.6m (2.0%) £43.3m (2.4%) £74.7m (4.2%) £31.1m (1.8%) £62.3m (3.8%)
8 Decrease Oxford University Press £m (2.0%) £37.6m (2.1%) £34.5m (1.9%) £33.1m (1.8%) £33.1m (2.0%) £30.9m (29%)
9 Increase Simon & Schuster £31.1m (1.8%) £27.2m (1.6%) £24.9m (1.4%) £26.9m (1.5%) £23.9m (1.4%) £24.3m (1.5%)
10 Decrease John Wiley & Sons £26.7m (1.5%) £27m (1.5%)
Decrease Egmont £24.9m (1.4%) £27m (1.5%) £24.9m (1.4%) £22.9m (1.4%)
  Elsevier £23.0m (1.4%) £21.4m (1.3%)
Faber Alliance £m (3.9%) £57.4m (3.3%) £47.5m (2.7%) £39.1m (2.2%) £41.4m (2.4%)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tom Tivnan and Philip Stone, Review of 2009 - Tough at the top, The Bookseller, 21 January 2010
  2. ^ Independent Alliance, Faber & Faber
  3. ^ UK Publishing Groups - Consumer Sales 2005-2010, The Booksellers Association
  4. ^ Tom Tivnan, [1], The Bookseller, 24 January 2011
  5. ^ Weathering the Storm, The Bookseller, 22 January 2009.
  6. ^ Alison Flood, Liz Bury, Joel Rickett and Philip Stone, Hachette steals the show, The Bookseller, 24 January 2008
  7. ^ Edward Russell-Walling, The Sunny Side of the High Street, Publishers Weekly, 24 March 2008
  8. ^ a b The Bookseller, 2nd February 2007; quoted here[dead link]

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