Jacqui's World

THE BIG FIVE?

Jacqui Pirl - Monday, October 29, 2012

The BIG FIVE

 

Back in January 2011, when it seemed the world still had come out of its first spin from the transition to the digital world of books and media, I wrote a bit about the BIG SIX—the six largest (and at that time and for many years past) the most lucrative publishing houses in the world.

 

Ten years ago, if you were writing and you had “made” it, it was very likely that you had been published by one of the imprints belonging to one of the legendary BIG SIX.

 

Fast Forward to the brink of 2013 and it appears the publishing world has not stopped spinning after all. According to an article by Eric Pfanner in today’s New York Times, two of the Big Six will merge:

 

“Bertelsmann, the owner of Random House, and Pearson, which owns Penguin, said Monday that they had reached an agreement to combine the two houses to create the largest consumer book publisher in the world. Analysts said the deal between Bertelsmann, of Germany, and Pearson, of Britain, would give the combined companies greater scale to deal with the challenges arising from the growth of electronic books and the power of Internet retailers.

 

Together, Penguin Random House would have a global market share of more than 25 percent, and a book list that includes contemporary best sellers like Random House’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Penguin’s back list of classics from authors including George Orwell.”

 

Here is a link to a letter to their agents: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2012/random-house-letter-to-agents-explaining-merger/

 

It’s an interesting time in publishing!

Comments
payday bridge commented on 11-Dec-2012 11:53 PM
Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I've really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!
Payday Loans commented on 22-Dec-2012 06:14 AM
Greetings from Carolina! I'm bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you present here and can't
wait to take a look when I get home. I'm surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .
. Anyhow, great site!
Payday Loans commented on 25-Dec-2012 09:44 AM
Great goods from you, man. I've understand your stuff previous to and you're just
too wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here,
really like what you are stating and the way in which you
say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care
of to keep it wise. I can't wait to read much more from you. This is actually a tremendous website.
Avis commented on 13-Jan-2013 09:30 AM
Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.
vmscpbbsc commented on 13-Jan-2013 10:35 AM
preise cialis
viagra generika
cialis comprar
venta viagra
cialis prix
viagra acheter
cialis prezzo
comprare viagra
generique viagra sans ordonnance
acheter viagra
acheter viagra pas cher
Wii Points commented on 21-Jan-2013 02:32 PM
This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am in fact pleassant to read all at
single place.
Keisha commented on 23-Jan-2013 07:04 PM
Great article.
how to get free itunes codes easy commented on 31-Jan-2013 07:36 PM
My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on a number
of websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform.
I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.
Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
Any help would be really appreciated!
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 03:33 AM
conversational tone
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 05:05 AM
try what he says
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 08:22 AM
have a peek at this website
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 09:41 AM
read this
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 10:19 AM
click this site
why not find out more
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 11:25 AM
sites
learn this here now
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 12:20 PM
inquiry
browse around this website
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 01:14 PM
look what I found
I was reading this
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 02:06 PM
click here
continue reading
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 02:58 PM
more tips here
how much is yours worth?
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 03:46 PM
have a peek at this web-site
extra resources
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 04:38 PM
check this link right here now
this hyperlink
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 05:31 PM
click this link now
try this web-site
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 06:21 PM
visit this site right here
acquistocialisok.com
dalteriemiday commented on 05-Feb-2013 07:14 PM
his comment is here
navigate to this web-site
dalteriemiday commented on 06-Feb-2013 07:52 PM
get the facts
moved here
dalteriemiday commented on 06-Feb-2013 08:46 PM
try what he says
great site

Post a Comment




Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://www.jacquipirl.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=5387&PostID=312830&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Tags

Penguin Random House birthdays Election 2012 Writers are Crazy Funny Nacissus Pulizer Prize Bob Hope Grammar snorkel Minnesota pentagon English public relations Spam scuba Pacific Ocean blog NaNoWriMo Hawaii Five-0 iPhone 4s Literary Agent inspiration Bear God Anatomic pathology Lab Romance Fiction HarperCollins Schadenfreude book review Gone with the Wind George Orwell The Great Gatsby Let's Talk Books Women's Fiction Penguin Froschmausekreig Mitchell and Webb taxes Venus Banned Books Chick Lit Tom Sawyer Utah Hawaii Book and Music Festival Winston Churchill Treppenwitz ray bradbury Hawaii Hawaii Five-O Love buffalo Pi stephen king alot Fahrenheit 451 RandomHouse Steve Jobs Voting Vote new york times Publishing Vocabulary Beaches Parenting Write This Valentine's Day Simon&Shuster MacMillan witches Tropical Storm Flossie paradise nathan bransford Vanity Fair Fiat 500 Christmas hallmark Julie Powell monk seal William Faulkner John Grisham, Dr. Seuss Fun book signings Justin Halpern Amazing Grace Honolulu ICD-9 Steve McGarrett Barack Obama Transit of Venus Baltimore Sun jennifer medelsohn The Big Six Quotes Fiat 500c a lot Elk George Bernard Shaw Writer's conference W. S. Merwin Edgar Allen Poe kathryn stocket PACMAN iPad mini E-Reader jessica faust Joseph Heller halloween hollywood Rob Lowe Anne Frank F. Scott Fitzgerald Narcissism arthur HachetteBookGroup home The Help taylor mali book dominos Maurice Sendak jk rowling Tom Selleck Marian Keyes rejection Eric Larson john steinbeck The Big Five harry potter Academy Awards Ernest Hemingway Planets The New Yorker Apple Eclipse Poetry social networking: reasons beer Charlie Chaplin Hurricanes proofreading molly erdman Bare maya angelou Pornography i-Pad Martin Luther King Jamie Ford salon.com J.K. Rowling Ian Frazier Election Hawaii International Film Festival tsunami Rudyard Kipling William Golding Danno Ocean Writing Lunar Eclipse Crazies Presidential election Slushpile bookends

Archive