Prepared for Andy S. | Delivered January 17, 2020
Top Publishing Companies Part 2
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To identify revenues for Hachette Livre, Macmillan Publishers, and Simon & Schuster for print, e-books, and audiobooks.
Hachette Livre is the "world’s
trade book publisher for the
and educational markets."
Hachette Livre "(or Lagardère Publishing) is a subsidiary of
, which is the holding company for Lagardère’s media operations."
In the United States, "Hachette Book Group is the
trade book publisher thanks to such publishing houses as Grand Central Publishing; Little, Brown, as well as Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in the Youth Works segment; FaithWords in the Religious Literature segment; Orbit in Science-Fiction; Twelve for Quality Non-fiction; and Mulholland for Crime-Fiction."
Lagardère recorded revenue of "
7.07 billion EUR
In the United States, the Hachette Book Group (HBG) "increased its revenue by
in 2017, mainly from bestselling titles, along with a boost from the U.S. market’s slightly higher print book sales and stable e-book sales."
Sales by publishing segment are as follows: education
; illustrated books
; general literature
; other (including reference)
In 2017, their US revenues remained almost stable at
in 2016). Hachette Livres revenue in the US represented
Most of Hachette's new publications are available in
in the United States and sold as e-books on all platforms.
In 2017, the Hachette Book Group (HBG), US, "noted that audio books grew (gaining a further
after growth of
in 2016), while e-books further declined, bringing them
below their 2013 peak—a level that appears to reflect a sustainable market of regular users. "
Their US e-book sales declined by
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is a "family-owned German holding company with broad interests in research publishing (Springer Nature), educational content (Macmillan Learning), trade book publishing (
) and technology business (Digital Science, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures). "
Holtzbrinck’s trade "publishing activities are united under the umbrella of
U.S. publishers include "Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company,
, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, St. Martin’s Press and Tor Books."
In 2018, "Holtzbrinck Publishing Group reported a consolidated revenue of EUR
million and an organic revenue growth of
"Breakout numbers on profitability
have not been
made available by the company."
In 2018, Holtzbrinck "(without Springer Nature) generated
of revenue in North America."
Holtzbrinck holds a majority of "
of Springer Nature. Springer Nature is now one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers."
in the U.S. produces audio content for a diverse array of readers and listeners from sci-fi, true crime to literature and self-help."
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster publishes roughly "
titles annually from more than
different imprints. It has publishing and distribution capabilities in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, as well as an international sales presence in every major market."
Their total corporate revenue was USD
million in 2018.
In 2018, the Simon & Schuster segment of CBS Corporation contributed
to consolidated revenues.
They closed financial 2018 with a decrease of
in revenues and accounted for USD
million in revenues.
"The loss primarily reflects lower sales of print and electronic books, partially offset by
growth in digital audio sales. The fastest-growing division at S&S was its
, where sales gains were well into double digits."
"The sale of digital content in 2018 generated approximately
of Simon & Schuster’s revenues."
"Simon & Schuster expects that digital content will continue to represent a
of the publisher's revenues in the coming years."