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]

#CompanySales 2010[3][4]Sales 2009[1]Sales 2008[5]Sales 2007[6][7]Sales 2006[8]Sales 2005[8]
1 SteadyHachette 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 SteadyRandom 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 SteadyPenguin 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 SteadyHarperCollins£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 SteadyPan 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 IncreasePearson Education£40.7m(2.3%)£42.2m(2.4%)£32.3m(1.8%)£34.0m(2.0%)£32.6m(2.0%)
7 IncreaseBloomsbury£m(2.1%)£35.6m(2.0%)£43.3m(2.4%)£74.7m(4.2%)£31.1m(1.8%)£62.3m(3.8%)
8 DecreaseOxford 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 IncreaseSimon & 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 DecreaseJohn Wiley & Sons£26.7m(1.5%)£27m(1.5%)
DecreaseEgmont£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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