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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

France's publishers saw 2% print drop in 2020, says SNE

French publishers’ print book sales probably dropped by only 2% in 2020 when compared to the year before, according to preliminary figures provided by Vincent... Read more

France's bookshops report 3.3% sales dip in Covid-hit 2020

France's bricks-and-mortar booksellers have reported a year-on-year fall in sales of only 3.3% in 2020, despite a total of three months closure across two lockdowns, in response... Read more

French publishers bring in measures to help indie bookshops

The two largest French publishing groups, Hachette Livre and Editis, have announced measures to help independent booksellers through the coronavirus crisis. Read more

French book trade figures condemn industry's sexual harassment

Forty-four authors and figures from the French book industry have signed an op-ed condemning sexual harassment and sexism in French publishing.   The text, written by Caroline... Read more

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