French publishers end five-year sales decline

French publishers end five-year sales decline

After five straight years of decline, French book publishers reported sales increases in 2015 of 0.6% to €2.267bn in value and 3.5% to 436.7 million in number of copies, the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) has reported.

E-book sales accounted for €164m of the total last year, while translation rights rose 2.3% and have bright prospects for the coming months, since France will be guest of honour at the Frankfurt book fair in 2017, said Vincent Montagne, who was re-elected for a third two-year term as SNE president and is chairman and c.e.o. of Media Parti...

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