I've been thinking a lot about publishing lately (Really? Why would I be thinking about publishing?). The term "the big six" gets thrown around frequently. And I started to wonder...who are the big six? And then I wondered if anyone else wondered.
According to Fiction Matters, the Big Six Publishers are:
- Hachette Book Group
- MacMillan Publishers Ltd
- Penguin Group
- Random House
- Simon & Schuster
I know I live under a rock (what can I say, it's cozy), but I've never heard of Hachette Book Group (though I know some of their imprints). All the others are familiar. At least a little.
For your edification, Fiction Matters spells them out in detail at Fiction Matters' "Who Are The Big Six?"
Disclaimer: the article I got this info from was first posted in March 2010.
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