How many books do i own published by the Big Six? Good question.

In case you didn’t know, the Big Six is compiled of HarperCollins, Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Macmillan.

Upon close inspection of my bookshelves, i have tallied the following amount of books published by the Big Six and their imprints (numbers are approximate):

HarperCollins 6

Random House 5

Hachette 9

Simon & Schuster 1

Penguin 25

Macmillan 3

No surprise that Penguin features rather heavily! Most of their titles are actually classic novels though.

I looked to see which other publishers i own and tallied the following:

Quercus 5

Canongate 7

Bloomsbury 13 (most of these are Harry Potter!)

Scholastic 6

Oxford University Press 5

Taschen 1

And there are a few other publishers but i don’t want to list all of them!

It is interesting to see the results of this investigation, shows that i’m not particularly fussed about the publisher of my books, except with Penguin who tend to do decent copies of the classics!

Have a look at your own books and see if you have a preference of publishers!

(This post was inspired by Maggie Madly Writing’s post http://maasmith7.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/a-publishing-monopoly-and-two-conflicting-models/)

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