Global Publishing in 2015: A year of transformation. The Global Ranking of the Publishing

Global Publishing in 2015: A year of transformation. The Global Ranking of the Publishing

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Rüdiger Wischenbart,  / Wischenbart.com.

The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents 52 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over 150 m€ (or 200 m US$), plus another 5 who either have not released current financial data due to being acquired, or having fallen below the threshold due to currency effects.

Fuente original: Wischenbart.com.

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The Global Ranking 2016, which is based predominantly on 2015 revenue data, lists (or is describing) a total of 57 publishing groups, as in 2014 and 2015, with a combined revenue of m€ 63,739 (up 8 % from 2014, and a staggering 22 % over 2013).

After years of relative stability, the reported results for 2014 and now even more dramatically for 2015 show a clear strengthening at the top, with the 10 largest groups accumulating revenues of €34.2bn (up 8 % from 2014, and up 17 % from 2013), and accounting now for 54% of the 50 largest groups described in this ranking, in a continuing increase since 2013.

The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry is an initiative of Livres Hebdo (France), who holds the copyright of the report. It is co-published by BookDao (China), The Bookseller (UK), buchreport (Germany), Publishers Weekly (USA) and PublishNews (Brazil). It has been researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting. ©Livres Hebdo 2016.

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