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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]

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2008

  1. Hachette Livre (UK) £282.5m (15.9%)
  2. Random House (UK) £262.7m (14.8%)
  3. Penguin Books £177.2m (10.0%)
  4. HarperCollins £147.5m (8.3%)
  5. Pan Macmillan £57.9m (3.3%)
  6. Bloomsbury £43.3m (2.4%)
  7. Pearson Education £42.2m (2.4%)
  8. Oxford University Press £34.5m (1.9%)
  9. John Wiley & Sons (UK) £27m (1.5%)
  10. Egmont £27m (1.5%)

Historical comparisons

# Company Sales 2008[1] Sales 2007[4][5] Sales 2006[6] Sales 2005[6]
1 Hachette Livre (UK) £282.5m (15.9%) £299.8m (16.6%) £277.3m (16.4%) £206.1m (12.5%)
2 Random House (UK) £262.7m (14.8%) £263.4m (14.6%) £261.0m (15.4%) £229.9m (14.0%)
3 Penguin Books £177.2m (10.0%) £177.3m (9.8%) £180.6m (10.7%) £174.9m (10.6%)
4 HarperCollins £147.5m (8.3%) £142.7m (7.9%) £141.6m (8.4%) £134.8m (8.2%)
5 Pan Macmillan £57.9m (3.3%) £61.4m (3.4%) £53.2m (3.1%) £54.8m (3.3%)
6 Bloomsbury £43.3m (2.4%) £74.7m (4.2%) £31.1m (1.8%) £62.3m (3.8%)
7 Pearson Education £42.2m (2.4%) £32.3m (1.8%) £34.0m (2.0%) £32.6m (2.0%)
8 Oxford University Press £34.5m (1.9%) £33.1m (1.8%) £33.1m (2.0%) £30.9m (1.9%)
9 John Wiley & Sons £27m (1.5%)
10 Egmont £27m (1.5%) £24.9m (1.4%) £22.9m (1.4%)
Simon & Schuster £24.9m (1.4%) £26.9m (1.5%) £23.9m (1.4%) £24.3m (1.5%)
Elsevier £23.0m (1.4%) £21.4m (1.3%)
Faber Alliance £47.5m (2.7%) £39.1m (2.2%) £41.4m (2.4%)

References

  1. ^ a b Weathering the Storm, The Bookseller, 22 January 2009.
  2. ^ Edward Russell-Walling, Where 'Every Book Counts', Publishers Weekly, 17 March 2008
  3. ^ Independent Alliance, Faber & Faber
  4. ^ Alison Flood, Liz Bury, Joel Rickett and Philip Stone, Hachette steals the show, The Bookseller, 24 January 2008
  5. ^ Edward Russell-Walling, The Sunny Side of the High Street, Publishers Weekly, 24 March 2008
  6. ^ a b The Bookseller, 2nd February 2007; quoted here
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