The big 5 is the nickname for the major trade book publishing companies in the united states getting published by one of the big 5 book publishers is the goal of many authors, as being published by a major publishing house is perceived to have some advantages over smaller presses or self- publishing.
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Despite concerns about consolidation among publishing houses, sales of the top 10 companies accounted for 55% of revenue of the 50 publishers that are on the list for both 2012 and 2011, down from. This is a list of english-language book publishersit includes imprints of larger publishing groups, which may have resulted from business mergers included are academic publishers, technical manual publishers, publishers for the traditional book trade (both for adults and children), religious publishers, and small press publishers, among other types.
Scroll down to see the full rankings random house was the largest publisher of trade books in 2013, and was fifth largest overall (its position also unchanged from 2012.