Planning to publish up to 20 books per year, Marie-Pierre Gracedieu leaves Paris to establish a new press called Le Bruit du Monde.
Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
Saying he ‘wanted to write a story without it being shocking,’ Abdelnabi talks about his book based on an actual case of anti-gay police action in Cairo.
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.
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