Review of the year: Publishers

Review of the year: Publishers

For the foreseeable future, the battle for the top spot in our annual publisher league table is over: it is Penguin Random House in a cakewalk. The PRH merger means that the supergroup will control about a quarter of the trade, and barring a competitor acquisition and/or a catastrophic PRH year, that market share will not be contested.

Even with number one done and dusted, there is still much to play for (the Champions League and Europa League places, if you will). And there is much to glean about the state of the overall market—the trends in both digital and physical—from who is up and...

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