France's publishers saw 2% print drop in 2020, says SNE

France's publishers saw 2% print drop in 2020, says SNE

French publishers’ print book sales probably dropped by only 2% in 2020 when compated to the year before, according to preliminary figures provided by Vincent Montagne, president of the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE).

This represents “a surprising stability”, he told an online audience for the SNE’s traditional New Year event this month, and “is encouraging for 2021”. The gathering usually comprises speeches followed by a champagne reception, but this year was moved online because of the coronavirus crisis.

Noting that foreign rights sales had fallen d...

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