There are many major publishing companies that work with both aspiring and inspiring writers, some well-established and others rising. My choice of a major publishing company was Penguin Books.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house which was co-founded by Sir Allen Lane and his brothers, Richard and John in 1935. Penguin Books were revolutionary in their part of publishing inexpensive paperback books in English high streets, their part in allowing a wider reading list was pivotal in how we can easily access so many books now. This was their goal.
I chose Penguin Books as they have a plethora of different genres that they publish, this ranges from children’s books such as Tom Fletcher’s “The Christmasaurus”, to Clive Cussler’s “Typhoon Fury” which is a suspense novel focusing on war in the Phillipines – both from Penguin Books publishing.
Penguin books also have some off-shooting ventures that further broaden the range of books in their arsenal, one of these being ‘Puffin books’ which is designed for ages 7+ and is focused solely on children’s authors such as Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney and Jacqueline Wilson. They also advertise another service for younger children aged 0-7 called “Ladybird”.
It’s appropriate for Penguin books to have all of these different services that aid children in reading from such an early age, it goes to show that their original ideals of creating in-expensive paperback books to allow a larger population to read is still in full effect, even today.