Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Publishing Group or Division Parent Company Parent Country 2016 Revenue (in $M) 2015 Revenue (in $M)
1 1 Pearson Pearson PLC UK $5,617 $6,625
2 3 RELX Group Reed Elsevier PLC & Reed Elsevier NV UK/NL/US $4,864 $5,209
3 2 ThomsonReuters The Woodbridge Company Canada $4,819 $5,776
4 not listed Bertelsmann Bertelsmann AG Germany $3,697 $5,259
5 4 Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer NL $3,384 $4,592
6 8 Hachette Livre Lagardère France $2,390 $2,407
7 10 Grupo Planeta Grupo Planeta Spain $1,889 $1,809
8 9 McGraw-Hill Education Apollo Global Management US $1,757 $1,835
9 11 Wiley Wiley US $1,727 $1,822
10 15 Springer Nature Springer Nature Germany $1,715 $1,605
11 14 Scholastic Scholastic US $1,673 $1,636
12 12 HarperCollins News Corp. US $1,646 $1,667
13 13 Cengage Learning Holdings II Apax and Omers Capital Partners US/Canada $1,631 $1,633
14 16 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company US/Cayman Islands $1,373 $1,416
15 19 Holtzbrinck Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck Germany $1,226 $1,231
16 23 Shueisha Hitotsubashi Group Japan $1,053 $1,013
17 25 Kodansha Kodansha Japan $1,004 $969
18 22 Informa Informa PLC UK $963 $1,073
19 24 Kadokawa Publishing Kadokawa Holdings Japan $949 $1,009
20 21 Oxford University Press Oxford University UK $939 $1,137
21 27 Bonnier The Bonnier Group Sweden $846 $827
22 26 Shogakukan Hitotsubashi Group Japan $818 $850
23 29 Simon & Schuster CBS US $767 $780
24 30 Grupo Santillana PRISA SA Spain $668 $702
25 28 Egmont Group Egmont International Holding A/S Denmark $605 $786
26 32 Klett Klett Gruppe Germany $567 $540
27 31 Woongjin ThinkBig Woongjin Holding Korea $520 $552
28 39 Mondadori The Mondadori Group Italy $501 $350
29 34 De Agostini Editore Gruppo De Agostini Italy $469 $483
30 35 Groupe Madrigall Madrigall France $461 $478
31 36 Les Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut Frojal France $442 $432
32 not listed Somos Educação Somos Brazil $426 $237
33 33 Messagerie / GeMS Messagerie Italiane Italy $431 $344
34 44 Kyowon Kyowon Korea $394 $277
35 38 Media Participations Media Participations Belgium $372 $371
36 37 Cambridge University Press Cambridge University Press UK $332 $399
37 40 Westermann Verlagsgruppe Medien Union Germany $317 $327
38 48 EKSMO-AST Privately owned Russia $314 $233
39 41 Sanoma Sanoma WSOY Finland $299 $307
40 42 Cornelsen Cornelsen Germany $287 $284
41 43 Haufe Gruppe Privately owned Germany $282 $279
42 47 Gakken Gakken Japan $261 $239
43 45 WEKA WEKA Firmengruppe Germany $248 $253
44 not listed France Loisirs ACTISSIA Club Luxembourg $229 $275
45 50 Bungeishunju Bungeishunju Japan $220 $201
46 46 La Martinière Groupe La Martinière Groupe France $217 $246
47 49 Prosveshcheniye Privately owned Cyprus $207 193
48 51 Groupe Albin Michel Groupe Albin Michel France $206 $194
49 not listed Editora FTD Editora FTD Brazil $184 $160
50 52 Shinchosha Publishing Shinchosa Publishing Japan $154 $182

From Publishers Weekly 28 August 2017.