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The "Big Six" Book Publishers

Profiles of the biggest North American trade publishing houses, also known as the "big six."

Hachette Book Group
A profile of Hachette Book Group USA (HBGUSA for short), which is owned by French company Hachette Livre.

HarperCollins
This house, under the News Corp umbrella, is based in midtown Manhattan and publishes a lengthy list of bestsellers.

Macmillan
A profile of the publishing house, Macmillan.

Penguin Group
A profile of he second largest trade book publisher in the world.

Random House
One of the biggest publishing houses on the block, Random House is a subsidiary of media conglomerate, Bertelsmann.

Simon & Schuster
Another member of the "big six," the major trade house based in NYC goes back to the early 1920s and was home to one of the industry's most famous editors, Maxwell Perkins.

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