Some time ago I wrote about consolidation in publishing and the challenges facing independent book publishers. One result of this consolidation has been the transfer of ownership from the U.S. to other countries. In its July 14 issue, Publishers Weekly lists the world’s fifty largest publishers, based on dollar sales in fiscal or calendar 2007. How many of these fifty publishers are headquartered in the U.S.?
Answer after the jump.
PW shows seven US publishers in the top fifty worldwide. Laregest is McGraw-Hill, followed by Reader’s Digest, Scholastic, HarperCollins, John Wiley, Simon & Schuster, and Marvel.
(According to PW, the listing was compiled by international publishing consultant Rudiger Wischenbart. Data was unavailable for the publishers Pannini and Disney/Hyperion.)