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Top Publishing Companies and Startups in the UK

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This article showcases some of the most popular players in the Publishing space. Our analysts selected these companies for a variety of reasons. This list may include both state and private ventures providing the most value within the Publishing industry.

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SEMRush.

Top Publishing Companies


Guardian Bookshop

Guardian Bookshop is an online and phone-order book service based in the U.K.

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The Sun

The Sun are Britain’s most popular newspaper.

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MIRROR.CO.UK

MIRROR.CO.UK is the online edition of The Daily Mirror, which is one of Britain’s tabloid newspapers.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published by Independent Print Limited.

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Nature Publishing Group

Nature Publishing Group publishes scientific and medical information in print and online.

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HELLO

HELLO! is the world’s leading royal and celebrity news brand.

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Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology.

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Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News is a regional daily newspaper that sets the regional news agenda, provides sports coverage, and more.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times is a business news organization providing essential news, comments, data and analysis for the global business community.

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The Times

The Times is a daily newspaper published in London, United Kingdom.

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Time Out Group plc

Time Out is a leading global media and entertainment business

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Edit Crowd

Edit Crowd is an online community of readers, writers, editors and publishers designed.

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IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE.

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Evening Standard

Evening Standard is an online and offline publication that features news and information related to several categories.

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Wales Online

Wales Online, the online coverage of Western Mail daily newspaper, features news, family notices, advertisements, and more.

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Daily Record

The Daily Record publishes news, opinion pieces, and information on politics, crime, health, business, sports, entertainment, and more.

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Which?

Which? is a publishing platform that offers reviews of consumer products and services.

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Overleaf

An academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology.

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NME

The world’s number one source of music news, reviews, features, photos and video.

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Alamy

Alamy is the world’s largest online photo agency for stock, video and live news, adding 50,000 new images every day.

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Racing Post

Racing Post is a horse and grey hound race related information site providing statistics, news, and book shop.

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BMJ Group

BMJ Group provides medical information and resources to doctors, researchers, healthcare workers, and patients worldwide.

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BioMed Central

All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

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The Chronicle

Latest North East news, sport, NUFC and Gateshead news, weather and events from The Chronicle newspaper in Newcastle.

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BMJ Publishing Group

BMJ Publishing Group is a Journal of quality improvement projects associated with developing more efficient healthcare service providers.

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Rock Paper Shotgun

Rock Paper Shotgun is a United Kingdom-based PC gaming blog that offers PC game reviews, news, and more.

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Autocar

Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd.

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News-Medical.Net

News Medical is an online, open-access medical information provider for healthcare professionals, medical researchers and engaged consumers.

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Tes Resources

Sharing fantastic teaching resources, offering support for the classroom and helping you to be the best teacher you can be.

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Macworld UK

Macworld UK is a technology media company that offers news covering everything from the Mac and OS X to iPhones, iPads, and more.

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Sierra On-line, Inc.

Sierra focuses on indie studios and innovative, graphically unique games that include new IP and reimaginings of beloved Sierra classics.

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Empire Magazine

The world’s biggest (and best) movie magazine and website.

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The Week

The Week, a print magazine and an online website, offers articles related to breaking news, business, technology, people, sports, and more.

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Scotsman

Scotsman is a Scottish newspaper that provides articles related to latest breaking news, sports, opinions, business, lifestyles, and more.

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TubeCorporate

TubeCorporate offers Online Advertising Services alongside with Affiliate/Publishing Program

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Appuals

Appuals.com is a leading technology site which serves a diverse readership from the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.

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Express & Star

Express & Star is a daily new paper.

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New Scientist

New Scientist delivers entertaining, relevant, and thought-provoking science and technology content that feeds the mind.

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Femstreet

The leading newsletter and community for women in tech and venture capital.

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The Herald – Scotland

The Herald – Scotland, a Scottish broadsheet newspaper that provides its readers with national and international news, sport, and features.

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GiveMeSport

GiveMeSport is a print-based sports publication which celebrates athleticism in all its diverse forms.

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Resident Advisor

RA is an online music magazine and community platform that’s dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe.

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Tilda Publishing

Tilda Publishing builds beautiful websites and tell stories without any code.

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Graduate Prospects

Prospects is a higher education careers services company located in Manchester.

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The York Press

The York press is a newspaper in York, covering news, sports and features in York, and North and East Yorkshire.

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Tech Advisor

Tech Advisor for news, reviews, tips, tricks & opinions about the latest & greatest gadgets.

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Raialyoum

Raialyoum is an Arabic digital news and opinion site.

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PinkNews

PinkNews is a gay news service that provides the latest information on current affairs, entertainment, travel, and more.

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The Tab

The Tab is a university news network run by people who like being first.

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dezeen

Dezeen is a architecture and design blogs on the internet. A year after their launch in fall of 2007, they have garnered almost 2 million

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Great British Chefs

Great British Chefs premium food publisher with 1.3m social followers. We have 3,500 recipes from Britain’s and Italy’s Greatest Chefs.

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Reedsy

Reedsy connects authors and publishers with the world’s best editors, designers, and marketers to create high-quality books.

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Dazed & Confused

Dazed and Confused is an independent magazine that covers fashion and culture, predominantly through photography.

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Sports Mole

Sports news for the rest of us. Short succinct commentary on international sports around the world around the clock.

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Lexology

Lexology is a web-based service that provides company law departments and law firms with the practical intelligence.

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Sound On Sound

Sound On Sound is a music audio recording and production technology magazine.

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Zavvi

Zavvi, an entertainment retail chain that provides its users with entertainment items, including games, Blu-ray, DVDs, music, and much more.

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New Statesman

New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published weekly in London.

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Stuff Magazine

Stuff Magazine is an online and offline magazine.

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The Sole Supplier

The UKs leading authority on sneaker news, release dates and editorial

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UNILAD

UNILAD is one of Britain’s biggest platforms for breaking news and trending content.

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Evening Express

The Evening Express is a daily local newspaper serving the city of Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland.

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Gofar Enterprises Ltd

Media publishing company in the cycling, tech and snowsports sectors

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Serif

Serif® is the publisher of the award-winning software range

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Shares Magazine

Shares is the leading weekly publication for stock market professionals and private investors.

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Macmillan

Macmillan Publishers Ltd is one of the largest and best known international publishing groups in the world.

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GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine is a news magazine dealing in fashion, style, sports and entertainment.

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The Drum

The home of modern marketing and media in the UK & US with news, features, research, awards, events and jobs.

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Focus Magazine

Focus Magazine is a publishing company that offers print and digital science themed articles in magazine format.

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The Daily Mash

The Daily Mash is a satirical website which publishes spoof articles.

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum is a museum featuring exhibits of art and design.

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Royal Society Publishing – RSP

Royal Society Publishing is a non-profit organization that provides a range of science-related services and facilities.

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Retail Gazette

Retail Gazette is a retail news website.

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BUSINESS TRAVELLER

BUSINESS TRAVELLER is a monthly consumer magazine for the frequent flyer, with a mix of news, city guides, destination, golf, and more.

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Middle East Eye

Middle East Eye are aim to be the primary portal of Middle East news.

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Physics World

Physics World is print and digital science magazine that features the latest interviews, information, and news from the physics world.

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ScreenDaily

Screen International provides a range of effective advertising opportunities both in print and online.

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Springer Nature

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands

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City A.M.

City A.M. delivers latest U.K. and World business and finance news, including breaking economic and political news, comment, and analysis.

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Dove Medical Press

A privately held UK company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science.

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Farmers Weekly

Farmers Weekly is the leading multimedia information service for farmers and agricultural businesses in print, online and face-to-face.

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Rough Guides

Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel and reference information known for its ‘tell it like it is’ attitude.

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History Today

History Today is a magazine whose aim is simple: to bring serious history to a wide audience.

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TrueTrophies

PlayStation trophy tracking, game and trophy guides, all the latest news and reviews

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986.

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OpenDemocracy

OpenDemocracy offers news and opinion articles from established academics and journalists who cover current issues in world affairs.

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ePHOTOzine

ePHOTOzine is an online photography resource that provides its users with daily news, equipment reviews, and photography techniques.

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News UK

News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people.

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The Oakland Press

The Oakland Press is a newspapers company specializing in breaking news, sports, business, classifieds, and entertainment in Oakland County.

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EMIS

EMIS operates in and reports on countries where high reward goes hand-in-hand with high risk.

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Motor Sport Magazine

The Original Motor Racing Magazine.

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Days Of The Year

Expert curators of the world’s weird, funny and wonderful holidays.

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Perfect Daily Grind

PDG is a cross-platform, global network which distributes coffee content to a worldwide audience. The go-to source for specialty coffee.

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MusicTech

MusicTech is the world’s most practical music recording and production magazine.

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Out & About Live

Out & About Live is a Magazine Company.

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Smart Insights

Smart Insights help businesses market their businesses more effectively using interactive online healthchecks .

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Boat International Media Ltd

Boat International Media Ltd is a media group serving the superyacht industry.

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Cricket World Media

Cricket World is a sports media company that publishes sports and entertainment.

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Accounting WEB

AccountingWEB.co.uk is the largest independent online community for accounting and finance professionals in the UK.

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Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a magazine that publishes content on architecture, design, art, travel, lifestyle, fashion, and watches and jewelry.

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London Review of Books

London Review of Books is a publication that features reviews and topical articles on politics, literature, and more.

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Nitrome

Nitrome is a browser based online adventure game that lets users customize their appearance with various skins and designs.

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