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Late Christmas rush, and Houllebecq, boost 'fragile' French book sector

A last-minute Christmas rush helped save the French book trade from what might otherwise have been a disastrous end of year because of protests and... Read more

Vivendi's Editis takeover gets go-ahead

The French Competition Authority has cleared Vivendi’s takeover of Editis, the second largest French book publisher, from Planeta of Spain for €900m. Read more

Gilets jaunes protests hit French bookshops as sales fall

Bookshops were just one sector of the French economy to suffer from the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests across France on five consecutive Saturdays between... Read more

Vivendi agrees terms for Editis takeover

French group Vivendi has announced that it has agreed to buy Editis, France's second largest book publisher, from Grupo Planeta of Spain for €900m.... Read more

Ex-publisher Francoise Nyssen sacked as France's culture minister

French culture minister Françoise Nyssen lost her job in a government reshuffle, following conflict of interest controversies, and has been succeeded by member of parliament Franck Riester.... Read more

French book sales dipped 1.6% last year

The total value of French publishers’ book sales slipped by 1.61% in value from €2,837m to €2,792m last year, according to newly published figures from... Read more

Closures and lay-offs for France Loisirs

The France Loisirs book club and its four service subsidiaries will close 36 of its 200 retail outlets and lay off 450 of its 1,350... Read more

Controversy at Paris Book Fair as Macron boycotts Russia stand

The four-day Livre Paris book fair had a controversial start this year, as President Emmanuel Macron boycotted the Russian guest-of-honour stand in support of the... Read more

'Gifted' French publisher Jean-Manuel Bourgois dies

French publisher Jean-Manuel Bourgois has died aged 78. Read more

French indies saw 2017 sales drop of nearly 3%

Christmas failed to offset the decline in French book sales in 2017 as a whole, attributed partly to the presidential and parliamentary elections between April... Read more

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