Major Media Companies' Book Divisions

A Who Owns Whom Guide to the Book Publishing Industry


Apax Partners/OMERS (Cengage)

Bertelsmann (Random House)

CBS (Simon & Schuster)

Walt Disney Company

von Holtzbrinck

Education Media and Publishing Group (Houghton Mifflin)

Groupe Lagardère Média

Thomas H. Lee Partners


News Corporation (HarperCollins)



Reed Elsevier

Informa (Taylor & Francis)

Time Warner

John Wiley & Sons

Wolters Kluwer

Links to Additional Information on the Book Industry

"Books: A Different Kind of Commodity"

Compiled by
        Laura J. Miller
        Assistant Professor, Sociology
         Brandeis University