Big Six: An Inside Look at the Largest Publishers of Literary Books in the United States

From the May/June 2007 issue of
Poets & Writers Magazine

As companies merge and editors move from one house to the next, book publishing continues to be a big business in constant flux. To help creative writers keep track of who's publishing what, we take a look at the six largest publishers of literary books in the United States—Random House, Penguin Group, HarperCollins Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Holtzbrink Publishers—as well as the imprints, key payers, and major titles that have established their reputations.