What Do the Financial Reports from the Big Five Book Publishers Tell Us?

August 1, 2016

This post examines the latest quarterly financial reports from the big 5 book publishers and tries to draw some conclusions from the data. The big 5 are, of course, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. These companies are often seen as emblematic of the state of traditional trade book publishing in the United States. (more…)

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Largest Publishers Supply Less Than 8% of Ebook Titles; Achieve 50% of Ebook Sales

October 29, 2013

If you read this entire blog entry your eyes are very likely to glaze over: it contains an overload of stats & calculations. So let me first offer an Executive Summary:

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