Sunday 14 May 2017

Black Swan

Black Swan is a division of Transworld publishers in the British Penguin Random House. Penguin is owned by Pearson PLC while Random House is owned by a German multinational corporation Bertelmann.

In 2013 Penguin and Random House merged to form Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House UK has many imprints under  their 9 publishers. For instance, Black Swan is an imprint under Transworld publishers, a publishing division of Penguin and Random House UK. (Black Swan < Transworld Publishers < Penguin Random House  = Bertelsman 53% German  + Pearson PLC 47% British). Bertelsmann is one of the
largest mass media companies while Pearson PLC is the largest education company and the largest book publisher in the world according toWikipedia.

Another example is Chatto & Windus: (Chatto & Windus < Vintage < Penguin Random House = Bertelsman 53% German  + Pearson PLC 47% British).

In 2015 Bertelsman and Pearson PLC had a net income of  €1.108 billion and £823 million respectively (Wikipedia). I am somewhat worried that these multinational corporation and company are behind almost every book we read.

Books published under the Black Swan imprint that I have read are

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