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Japan’s publishers not ranked as global players

[UPDATED: 5-31-2017]
No Japanese publisher features in the ranking of the top ten publishers by revenue produced by the International Publishers Association (IPA). Japan’s largest publisher is Kodansha, which was founded in 1938. It publishes around a thousand new titles every year. Japan is the world’s 5th largest publishing market, according to the IPA. Publishers from the largest 4 country markets appear in the top ten ranking, 4 from the United States, 2 from China, 2 from the United Kingdom and one for Germany. Pearson, headquartered in London, is ranked as the world’s largest.
Japan’s publishers not ranked as global players Posted by Richard Nathan