Global publisher rankings show big groups getting bigger

Global publisher rankings show big groups getting bigger

Pearson retained its position as the biggest publisher in the world for the eighth consecutive year in the Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2016 which, despite the number one publisher’s slump, also showed ongoing growth of the top end of the list.

The annual Livres Hebdo/Bookseller list, with research compiled by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting, revealed that though Pearson’s revenue dropped 2% to just under £4.5bn (€5.8bn) it still had a healthy lead over second-placed ThomsonReuters which had 2015 revenues of $5.8bn (€5.3bn).

When releasing its 2015 results, Pearson...

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