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What are some of the largest book publishing companies in North America?

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As of 2016, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins are several of the most successful publishers based in North America. Besides many other categories of publications, all of these companies also publish books of fiction.

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Scholastic is especially well-known for publishing books targeted at children and young adults. The "Harry Potter" series and the "Hunger Games" series contain some of its most known titles.

The Simon & Schuster company has published books since 1927. Stephen King's "Revival", "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr and a children's book, "City of Heavenly Fire" by Cassandra Clare, are several of its many New York Times bestsellers.

HarperCollins is a publishing company with a history reaching back to the 19th century. It is a publisher of many famous authors, such as Mark Twain, Shel Silverstein and Margaret Wise Brown.

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