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French book trade reports 20% sales surge in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic may continue to cloud people’s lives, but it has generated a silver lining for the French book business.  Read more

French PA raises concerns over merger of Hachette Livre and Editis

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 denies plans to sell off Editis after Lagardère takeover

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

France confirms minimum home delivery fee for books

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

Macron promises French booksellers level playing field on delivery costs

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

Lagardère agreement leaves long-term future of Hachette Livre open

The embattled Hachette Livre parent company Lagardère unveiled its expected peace agreement between shareholders this morning (Wednesday 28th April). Read more

Digital week to replace French trade fairs

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

Lagardère confirms it is negotiating to transform into joint stock company

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

Nourry 'in conflict with Lagardère for six months', source claims

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

Paris book fair cancelled for a second year

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. Read more

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