Fri, 16/03/2012 - 08:13
An e-rights agreement between French publishers and authors has finally been hammered out, a year after negotiations collapsed.
The government and the French publishers association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) announced on the eve of the Paris Book Fair, which opens today [16th March] for four days, that a basic...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:03
The new-look Paris Book Fair will open on Friday [18th March] for four days as five of the leading French publishers ponder the raids by the European Commission competition officials a fortnight ago.
Hachette Livre, Bayard and other houses, which pulled out of the fair last year or scaled back their presence in protest against the...
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 06:10
The new French Publishers Association president Antoine Gallimard has promised a less costly and shorter Paris Book Fair starting next March.
The Salon du Livre has been contested by some publishers for some time, and Hachette Livre and several others either reduced their presence or were absent from this year’s event.
Mon, 05/04/2010 - 09:52
The Paris Book Fair closed its doors last night (31st March) with both good and bad news to report. Visitor numbers declined by about 7% from last year to an estimated 190,000 from 204,000, but some publishers reported heatlhy increases in sales, perhaps benefitting from the absence of Hachette Livre and other houses.
Debates and author...
Fri, 26/03/2010 - 07:24
The Paris Book Fair opens today for six days facing the biggest crisis of its 30 years of existence and a power struggle at the top of its organiser, the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE).
The months preceeding the event were marked by a pullout or scaling back of Hachette Livre, Bayard, La...
Mon, 16/03/2009 - 06:43
The Paris Book Fair got off to a brisk start last Thursday, with 17,000 people attending the inauguration, up from 12,000 last year, according to Serge Eyrolles, president of the French Publishers
Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE).
Twenty-five percent more schoolchildren than in 2008 have signed up to visit...
Tue, 04/03/2008 - 07:38
The decision by the Paris Book Fair, Salon du Livre, to honour Israeli writers has provoked a backlash from Arab organisations, with some exhibitors pulling out, reports the Associated Press. The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation urged its 50 member states this week to boycott the 14th-19th March event.