French book industry prepares to lobby presidential candidates

French book industry prepares to lobby presidential candidates

Vincent Monadé, president of the French National Book Centre (Centre National du Livre, CNL), yesterday called for all institutions in the book sector to join forces and prepare a common set of proposals for books to present to candidates in the French presidential election to be held in two rounds on 23rd April and 7th May.

“Books are the leading cultural industry,” Monadé said at the CNL’s new year reception. “Culture has been rather forgotten in the lead-up to the election campaigns ahead. We cannot accept that.”

A common platform “is an interesting initiative,” said Pierre Dutilleul, ...

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