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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

Gallimard recalls Matzneff book following under-age revelations

French publisher Gallimard has announced that it will stop marketing the personal diaries of author Gabriel Matzneff, and recall the latest volume L’Amante de l’Arsenal, published in... Read more

Francoise Sagan novel unveiled in France

A mystery book that has been a source of rumour and speculation over the summer in France has finally been revealed: it is Les Quatre Coins... Read more

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

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