3 Top Publishing Companies in the World

Publishing is a tough industry, not just for authors but for publishing companies as well. There are hundreds of publishing companies in the USA. These include the so-called “Big 5” publishers as well independent and trade publishers. The “Big 5” include Penguin Random House, Hachette Livre, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster.

This article will look at the top three of these publishers.

Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House was formed in 2013 when Penguin Books and Random House merged. Penguin Random House is considered by some to be the biggest publishing company in the industry and basically the world. They have more than 200 divisions and imprints. It is estimated that they publish more than 15 000 books every year.


HarperCollins is a well-known name all over the world. Their annual revenue may not be quite as high as Penguin Random House, but they are in the Big 5. They have more than 120 individual imprints. They are based in the USA and often publish some of the best releases in a given year.

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster is not as well-known as some of the other Big 5 members, but they definitely deserve their spot. Simon & Schuster has been around since 1924 and published the works of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. More recently, they have published novels by Stephen King and Dan Brown.

Macmillan is part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. It has been around longer than the other five – since 1843. It published the works of Rudyard Kipling and Yeats. Hachette Livre is a French-based company and the best known in Europe. They publish more books per year than Penguin Random House.

Clearly, all of these companies belong in the “Big 5”. These powerhouse publishers are what drives the industry and make book-lovers very happy. So, keep supporting them!

Must-Read Hunting Books

Hunting may not be for everyone, but there are many books available on the topic. Some of the best hunters share their experiences and tips. There is a variety of books that look at hunting from different perspectives. They look at motivations, techniques, weapons, and more. Here are some must-read books about hunting.

Hunt High by Duncan Gilchrist

This book is for every hunter that wants to be a high-country hunter. For people who want to venture past the tree line, this book is a handy guide. Gilchrist has written many helpful books for hunters, but “Hunt High” may be the best. Another one of Gilchrist’s valuable works is “All About Bears”. Every hunter should read his books. It is a great read and valuable for hunting.

Just Before Dark by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison is a well-known author from Michigan. His works include “Wolf”, “Legends of the Fall”, and “True North”. He has also been published regularly in Sports Illustrated during the 1970s. In “Just Before Dark”, Harrison compiles some of his best pieces. The pieces combine humor, depravity, and moral insight to keep the reader turning the pages.

My Life with the Eskimo by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Stefansson lived and traveled with the Eskimos around Coronation Gulf and Victoria Island. His near-death experiences, starvation, and tales of Eskimo hunting techniques is a must-read. It is fascinating to read how the Eskimos do things and how their systems of taboo works.

The L.L. Bean Game & Fish Cookbook by Angus Cameron and Judith Jones

This is one of the older books on hunting. It was published in 1983 and is a handy guide for any hunter. Whether the hunter needs to guess the age of a wild animal or need help cooking squirrel, this book has it all. The Cookbook has been used by many hunters to guide their hunts and teach them how to cook whatever they caught.

Boone: A Biography by Robert Morgan

“Boone” was written by one of the most famous American hunters. Any hunter worth his salt will know about and study how Boone did things. He has inspired and guided many new hunters for many years. His experiences and solo hunts make for great reading.

Heart of the Hunter: Customs and Myths of the African Bushmen by Laurens van der Post

Van der Post is an Afrikaner writer who lived and traveled with the Bushmen of the African Kalahari. The Bushmen were completely in tune with their environment. Hunting was part of their religion and their survival. There are few hunters better than the Bushmen. Every hunter everywhere in the world can learn from their way of doing things.

Whether beginner or veteran, every hunter should get a hold of some or all of these books. There is always room for improvement, and these authors have the answers. Hunters who want to take their game to the next level will benefit from reading these books and incorporating new techniques.