NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Top 5 Global Publishing Companies: Performance, Strategies, and Competitive http://www.reportlinker.com/p01023618/Top-5-Global-Publishing-Companies-Performance-Strategies-and-Competitive.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Publishing Background: The global publishing industry has experienced growth during the last five years and is expected to continue as it reached approximately US $347.6 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 2.3% over the next five years. Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has conducted a competitive analysis of the top five global publishing companies and presents its findings in "Top 5 Global Publishing Companies: Performance, Strategies, and Competitive Analysis." The report provides detailed insight into the performance of the top five global publishing companies. The analysis highlights the companies that are performing the best among the peer group, and in which areas, and therefore clarifies leading performance standards and the strengths and weaknesses of companies covered. The publishing industry is highly fragmented and includes the segments of newspaper publishing, book publishing, and periodicals publishing. The North American region dominates this industry. Literacy level, income level, advertiser spending, technological changes, and government regulations are expected to contribute to the industry growth significantly. In this study, Lucintel thoroughly profiles the following five companies with detailed competitive assessments: · Bertelsmann AG · McGraw-Hill Companies · News Corporation · Pearson plc · Wolters Kluwer The Asia Pacific (APAC) region witnessed the highest growth during the last five years due to strong economic development; a concerted effort to make companies competitive in the global marketplace, and the increased participation of private media and entertainment companies. Lucintel's research indicates that Europe is anticipated to have positive growth in the industry during the forecast period as strategic partnerships are expected with international players and with local and national players to expand readership reach. This study is intended to provide industry leaders with a competitive benchmarking of the world's top five global publishing companies. The study provides up-to-date information on the market share, profit margins, capabilities, and strategies of the leaders. It is designed to provide strategically significant competitor information, data analysis, and insight that are critical to the development and implementation of effective marketing and sales plans.