The coronavirus pandemic may continue to cloud people’s lives, but it has generated a silver lining for the French book business.
The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) and a group of authors have sounded alarm bells over the imminent merger between France’s two... Read more
Vivendi has denied a report that it plans to sell off Editis, France’s second largest book publisher, after it takes over Lagardère, owner of market... Read more
The French parliament has adopted a law to ban virtually free home deliveries of books in a clear attempt to boost indies and clip the... Read more
French President Emmanuel Macron has promised a bill will be presented to parliament to tighten up on France’s 1981 fixed book price law, ensuring a level... Read more
The embattled Hachette Livre parent company Lagardère unveiled its expected peace agreement between shareholders this morning (Wednesday 28th April).
The International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International de l’Edition Française, BIEF) will hold a digital “French Week” in May to replace the professional trade... Read more
Negotiations are under way to transform the Lagardère group, owner of Hachette Livre, into a joint stock company, the group confirmed in a statement this morning... Read more
Ex-Hachette Livre chief Arnaud Nourry knew his job was on the line and deliberately granted a series of interviews with French media describing his vision... Read more
The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) has cancelled the 2021 Paris book fair, Livre Paris, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.