Tagged: Barbara Casassus

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

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 make staff part-time to secure government assistance

Major French publishers are making their staff part-time under new measures announced by the government to help companies survive the lockdown imposed to fight the Covid-19... 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

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

Vivendi in negotiations to buy Editis

French media, content and communications group Vivendi has begun exclusive negotiations to buy Editis, France's second largest book publisher, from Grupo Planeta of Spain.... 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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