Based on 2013 revenue, the top publishing companies in the world form a diverse group that includes Pearson, Reed Elsevier, Thomson-Reuters, Wolters Kluwer and Random House. Together, this top five earned approximately $31 billion in 2013.What is a publishing company?
A publishing house is another name for a publishing company. It is a company that takes the written work of a writer or musician and makes it available to the general public. Most all books and songs are published through a publishing house.