The former Actes Sud CEO Françoise Nyssen has been replaced today along with four other ministers. Allegations of conflicts of interest that caused her portfolio to be narrowed in July and a low-level scandal concerning building permits have plagued Nyssen for some time.
Actes Sud publisher Françoise Nyssen is named to head up Emmanuel Macron’s cultural ministry in Paris. She has never held an elected office.
Eighty-eight French publishers and some 28,000 French-language titles are represented in bookstore Albertine’s ebook expansion.
Ignorance of the Arab World is the main obstacle facing Western publishers looking to enter the 300 million strong Arabic market. Partnerships build a bridge.
Distributor l’Oiseau Indigo is establishing a market for French-language books from Africa in the Middle East in France and throughout the Francophone world.
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.
Dynamism and creativity have helped Helium Editions, Editions Sarbacane, l’école des loisirs, and MeMo forge distinct identities in a field dominated by conglomerates.
By Olivia Snaije PARIS: The story of Eva Gabrielsson, the late Stieg Larsson’s partner of 23 years is well known: following Larsson’s sudden and tragic death just before publication of the first Millennium book, Gabrielsson was stripped of her rights to the Millennium books and any of the estate because of Swedish inheritance law. (Larsson had worked tirelessly against racism …
Olivia Snaije Over the years French publishers have printed many books on the political situation in Tunisia as well as fiction by Tunisian writers such as Habib Selmi or Aroussia Nalouti (Actes Sud). France occupied Tunisia from 1881 until the country’s independence in 1956. Never a colony, Tunisia was nevertheless a French protectorate and the ties between the two countries …