Livres Hebdo has released its annual rankings of publishing companies from across the world, published in cooperation with Buchreport (Allemagne), The Bookseller (United Kingdom) and Publishers Weekly (USA). The rankings were released at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Livres Hebdo says, in its introduction to the rankings, "After the upheavals brought about by the recession, this year’s “Livres Hebdo’s Ranking of the World’s Leading Publishers”, the fourth in the series, points to something of a lull, even though a large number of conglomerates are still being affected by the uncertain economic situation and by the equally uncertain situation as regards technology."

to download the full rankings as a 12-page PDF document.