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Head office of Planeta
Founded 1949
Founder José Manuel Lara Hernández
Successor José Manuel Lara García
Country of origin Spain
Headquarters location Barcelona
Publication types Books, Newspapers, Magazines
Official website

Planeta Corporación, S.R.L., doing business as Grupo Planeta, is a Spanish media group based in Barcelona.[1] The company operates in Spain, Portugal, France and Latin America.

History and profile[edit]

The company was founded as Editorial Planeta in 1949.[2] José Lara Hernandez is the founder of the company.[2]

Planeta owns over 70 publishing houses worldwide. It publishes the newspaper La Razón.[2] Besides publishing, the group operates in the areas of collectibles, training, direct marketing, distance learning, and audiovisual media.

With its purchase of Editis in 2009, it became one of the largest publishers in the world,[3] with over 1 billion dollars of revenue that year. Both in 2013 and 2014 the company was the eight largest book publisher in the world.[4]

Selected imprints[edit]


  1. ^ "Legal Warning." Planeta. Retrieved on 20 December 2010. "Planeta Corporación, S.R.L. is a Spanish business entity, with address at Av. Diagonal, 662-664, 08034 Barcelona, Spain,"
  2. ^ a b c "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Global Publishing Leaders 2014: Planeta". Publishers Weekly. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "The World's 56 Largest Book Publishers, 2014". Publishers Weekly. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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