Selling well in France, controversial François Mitterand books, love letters for the former president’s mistress, are on offer to international publishers.
London Book Fair-bound publishers and agents from several regions of the world share their latest rights deals and highlights from their spring lists.
Eighty-eight French publishers and some 28,000 French-language titles are represented in bookstore Albertine’s ebook expansion.
Voltaire’s Treatise on Tolerance is a bestseller again in France 200 years after its publication as people try to understand the Charlie Hebdo murders.
Gallimard and publishers around the world celebrate Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature during the Frankfurt Book Fair.
France’s Casterman has lost its CEO in the wake of a controversy after which new owner Gallimard called the company ‘a pretty jewel.’ Authors have balked at the belittlement.
RCS MediaGroup will is selling French subsidiary Flammarion to Gallimard for 251 million euros, pending anti-trust approval.
Left with no other bidders, Italy’s RCS Mediagroup must decide whether Gallimard’s offer of 200 million euros for Flammarion is enough to justify letting it go.
French publisher Flammarion is for sale and Gallimard, Albin Michel, and Actes Sud are suitors. Beyond books, its distribution network may be the real appeal.
One of China’s most popular writers, Murong Xuecun began speaking out against the government a year ago after a friend was arrested, at risk of his own freedom.
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