Thursday, December 28, 2006

Top Ten U.S. Christian & Overall Publishers

Michael Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has posted on his blog FROM WHERE I SIT on "The Top Ten Publishers in America." His own enterprise is the largest Christian and sixth largest trade publisher, with 25.7% and 4.8% in market shares, respectively.

Topping the overall list is Random House (17.2% market share), HarperCollins (13.3%), Simon & Schuster (9.2%), Penguin (8.7%), and Hachette (formerly Warner) (5.9%).

Another Christian publisher, Tyndale, holds the #8 spot with 1.9%.

"My goal is for Thomas Nelson to become a top three trade publisher by 2012," states Hyatt.

The other top Christian publishers ranked according to market share are Zondervan, which sits at the two spot with 24.7% of market share, then Tyndale (10.3%), Baker (4.5%), Broadman & Holman (4.0%), Multnomah (3.0%), Harvest House (2.4%), NavPress (2.1%), Barbour (1.8%), and Moody (1.8%).

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