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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. Penguin Random House £409.9m (23.4%)
  2. Penguin: Penguin, Hamish Hamilton, Allen Lane, Michael Joseph, Viking, Rough Guides, Dorling Kindersley, Puffin, Ladybird, Warne
  3. Random House: Random House, Century, Hutchinson, William Heinemann, Arrow; Chatto & Windus, Jonathan Cape, Harvill Secker, Vintage, Pimlico, Bodley Head; Transworld, Doubleday, Bantam Press, Black Swan, Bantam, Corgi; Ebury Press, BBC Books; Virgin Books, Black Lace, Nexus, Cheek; Andersen Press
  4. Hachette Livre (UK) £287.9m (16.4%)
  5. Headline; Hodder & Stoughton, Sceptre, Quercus; Little, Brown, Abacus, Sphere, Piatkus, Orbit, Virago; Orion, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Gollancz, Phoenix, Everyman; John Murray; Octopus, Cassell, Hamlyn, Mitchell Beazley, Philips; Orion Children's Books, Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard Books, Franklin Watts, Wayland, Hodder Education, Chambers Harrap
  6. HarperCollins £132.3m (7.6%)
  7. HarperCollins, 4th Estate, Avon, Voyager, Collins, HarperPress, Blue Door
  8. Pan Macmillan £57.3m (3.3%)
  9. Pan Books, Picador, Macmillan New Writing, Macmillan, Boxtree, Sidgwick and Jackson, Tor (UK), Kingfisher
  10. Pearson Education £40.7m (2.3%)
  11. Oxford University Press £37.6m (2.1%)
  12. Bloomsbury £35.6m (2.0%)
  13. Bloomsbury, A&C Black
  14. Simon & Schuster £27.2m (1.6%)
  15. John Wiley & Sons (UK) £26.7m (1.5%)
  • Faber Independent Alliance £57.4m (3.3%)
  • Faber & Faber, Atlantic Books, Canongate, Granta Books, Icon Books, Portobello Books, Profile Books (including Serpent's Tail), Short Books. A number of financially independent smaller publishers that have formed an alliance to share promotion and administration, led by Faber.
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    List of largest book publishers of the United Kingdom Wikipedia

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