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  • Carte blanche to Livres Hedbo

    23/07/2015

    What should we give teenagers to read?

    Young adults - anything but a captive audience –are a real headache for many in the publishing trade. Here, three booksellers reveal their secrets to attract this age group and transform them into faithful customers. James Dashner, John Green and Cathy Cassidy - in France, the best-seller lists …

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    07/07/2015

    ‘Lire en short’ this summer in France

    The nation-wide festival of children’s books – an idea of the Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin - will take place all over France from July 17 to 31. Zoom on the high points of this first national event devoted to children’s books. Lying on a beach towel gazing atthe Medit …

  • Carte blanche to Livres Hedbo

    07/07/2015

    The big international publishing groups return to growth

    The 9th Livres Hebdo annual ranking of the world’s largest publishers shows good results for the biggest international groups. China takes two slots in the top 10. The revived dynamism of the biggest international publishers is noticable in the 9th Livres Hebdo annual ranking, published by the ma …

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    07/07/2015

    Caution is the key word this fall

    With 589 novels coming out between mid-August and theend of October - 393 of them French – the 2015 fall season will be more concise than last year’s. Publishers are carefully monitoring their rising stars. With a total of 589 French and foreign novels out between mid-August and the end of Octo …

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    07/07/2015

    The challenge of publishing drama in France

    On the occasion of the Festival d'Avignon, July 4-25, Henri Citrinot, editorial adviser to Editions de l’Amandier, specialists in drama books, describes the difficulties facing this sector. With the Festival d'Avignon just a few days away, what is the situation for dramatic publishing in France? …

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    23/06/2015

    Spring prizes that will make their summer

    The literary prizes awarded in spring by the mass media provide publishers with an intermediate high point in the calendar, while awaiting the major prizes of theFall season, principal sales boosters. With the Inter Book Prize going to Jacob, Jacob, by Valérie Zenatti (L’Olivier) on June8, an …