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Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Big Five Publishers: An Overview


Now that Penguin’s merger with Random House is official, what does the publishing landscape look like? Below are the bigger publishers, along with their divisions and imprints. It is good to know how things are connected. However, this list, compiled in part  by Writers Marketplace: 2014 a year ago, and updated recently, in a few cases may already be outdated. Still, you get a good understanding of how big these five giants really are. They are listed, in no particular order:

1. GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING/HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

Center Street Faithwords Grand Central Publishing
Business Plus
5 Spot
Forever
Forever Yours
GCP African American
Grand Central Life & Style
Twelve
Vision

Hachette Book Group Digital Media
Hachette Audio
Perseus Book Group

Little, Brown and Company
LB Kids
Poppy

Orbit

Yen Press

2. HARPER COLLINS

HarperCollins General Books Group
Amistad
Avon
Avon Inspire
Broadside Books
Caedmon
Collins Design
Ecco
Harlequin
Harper
Harper Business
Harper Design
Harper Luxe
Harper Paperbacks
Harper Perennial
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Harper Voyager
HarperAudio
HarperBibles
HarperCollins e-Books
HarperOne
ItBooks
Rayo
William Morrow

HarperCollins Children’s Books
Amistad
Balzer + Bray
Collins
Greenwillow Books
HarperCollins Children’s Audio
HarperFestival
HarperTeen
Rayo
Katherine Tegen Books
Walden Pond Press

Zondervan
Zonderkids
Editorial Vida
Youth Specialties

3. MACMILLAN

Macmillan
Farrar, Status & Giroux
Faber and Faber, Inc
Farrar, Straus
Hill & Wang

Henry Hold & Co.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Holt Paperbacks
Metropolitan
Times

Macmillan Children’s
Feiwel & Friends
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Kingfisher
Holt Books for Young Readers
Priddy Books
Roaring Book Press
First Second
Square Fish

Pixador

Palgrave Macmillan

Tor/Forge Books
Tor
Forge
Orb
Tor/Seven Seas

St. Martin’s Press
Minotaur Press
Thomas Dunne Books

Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group

Bedford/ St. Martin’s

Hayden-McNeil

W.H. Freeman

Worth Publishers

Macmillan Kids

Young Listeners

Macmillan Audio

4. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

Penguin Adult Division
Ace
Alpha
Amy Einhorn Book/Putnam
Avery
Berkley
Blue Rider Press
Current
Dutton
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Gotham
HP Books
Hudson Street Press
Jove
NAL
Pamela Dorman Books
Penguin
Penguin Press
Perigree
Plume
Portfolio
Prentice Hall Press

Riverhead
Sentinel
Tarcher
Viking Press
Price Stern Sloan

Young Readers Division
Dial Books for Young Readers
Dutton Children’s Books
Firebird
Frederucj Warne
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Grosset & Dunlap
Philomel

Puffin Books
Razorbill
Speak
Viking Books for Young Readers

Crown Publishing Group
Amphoto Books
Backstage Books
Billboard Books
Broadway Business
Clarkson Potter
Crown
Crown Archetype
Crown Business
Crown Forum
Doubleday Religion
Harmony
Image Books
Potter Craft
Potter Style
Ten Speed Press
Three Rivers Press
Waterbrook Multnomah
Watson-Guptill

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Alfred A. Knopf
Anchor Books
Doubleday
Everyman’s Library
Nan A. Talese
Pantheon Books
Schocken Books
Vintage

Random House Publishing Group
Ballantine Books
Bantam
Del Rey
Del Rey/Lucas Books
Del Rey/Magna
Delacorte
Dell
The Dial Press
The Modern Library
One World
Presidio Press
Random House Trade Group
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Spectra
Spiegel and Grau
Triumph Books
Villard Books

Random House Children’s Books
Kids@Random
Golden Books
Princeton Review
Sylvan Learning

Random House Digital Publishing Group
Books on Tape
Fordor’s Travel
Living Language
Listening Library
Random House Audio
RH Large Print

5. SIMON & SCHUSTER

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing
Atria Books/Beyond Words
Folger Shakespeare Livrary
Free Press
Gallery Books
Howard Books
Pocket Books
Scribner
Simon & Schuster
Threshold Editions
The Touchstone & Fireside Group
Pimsleur
Simon & Schuster Audioworks

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Aladdin Paperbacks
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Bench Lane Books
Little Simon®
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Paula Wiseman Books
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Simon Pulse
Simon Spotlight®

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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2015

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