Books are used to record information either in the form of writing or images bounded and protected by a cover. Books can be made of parchment that is untanned skin of animals used for writing purpose and vellum is the finer quality parchment that is composed of skin of young animals like lamb. Papyrus is another writing material that has thick surface and is made of a tree pith papyrus.
Paper is a thin sheet that is formed by chemically or mechanically pressed material made of cellulose, woods, rugs or other vegetable sourced material. Now the electronic versions of books are also available. For kids and toddlers, hard cover books and board books are a good choice. Hardcover books are more durable than paper books and books collectors usually prefer hard cover books over paper books.
However, toddlers could tear their inner pages. For kids, the best choice is board books that are made of foldable and bounded paperboard. Corner pages are rounded to protect the babies. In past, books were considered a good gift.
In these days, board books are considered a good idea of gift to a toddler. Books are published by different publishing companies. In these days, mostly publishers earn their revenues from online selling through amazon. This article will describe the top 10 books publishing companies in the World.
Among the top 5 publishers are Penguin Random House, Macmillan Publisher, Hachette Livre, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster. However in 2022, Pearson is the top ranked book publishing company. Brief description of the top 10 book publishing brands of 2022 is given below.
Top 10 Book Publishing Companies in the World
Pearson is the top one educational books publishing company. It is a British company founded in 1844 and publishes mainly for schools and educational corporations. Its annual revenue is about USD 6.07 billion
RELX is the 2nd ranked book publishing company. It is also a British company that mainly publishes scientific and medical material, technical and legal textbooks. This company is made by merging of Elsevier, a scientific publisher and Reed International, a magazine publisher. Its annual revenue is about USD 5.6 billion. It is founded in 1993 and included in top ranked publishers in a very short time.
3. Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is a Canadian book publishers ranked 3rd in the world. It is founded in 2008. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its annual revenue is about USD 4.9 billion. It is a scientific data base also. Journal citation List of Thomson Reuters is considered authentic and acceptably by several organizations of the World.
4. Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is formed by merging of many other publishers in 2017. Its annual revenue last year was about USD 3.3 billion. Its headquarters are in New York, USA.
5. Hachette Livre
Hachette Livre is a 5th largest French book publisher of year 2022. It is founded in 1826 and headquarter is in Paris, France. Its annual revenue is about USD 2.7 billion. It is one of the children books publishing company.
HarperCollins, is the 6th largest book publishing companies mainly publish English-language books. Headquarter is in New York and its revenue is USD 1.57 billion last year. It is founded in 1989.
7. Macmillan Publishers
Macmillan Publishers is another largest book publisher. Its annual revenue is about USD 1.4 billion last year. It is a German company founded in 1843.
Bertelsmann is the 8th largest company of book publishing. It is a German publishing company founded in 1835. Its annual revenue is about USD 1.4 billion.
9. Scholastic Corporation
Scholastic Corporation is an American multinational publisher company mainly publishes school and professional learning books. It is founded in 1920.
10. McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is the top 10th publishing brand company in the World. It is generally ranked among top 10 book publishing companies but included in top 3 educational publishers. It is a learning science company. Last year revenue of McGraw-Hill Education was USD 1.71 billion. It operates in 28 countries and offer books in 60 plus languages. It is founded in 1888. Its headquarters are in New York, USA
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