Rita Fürstenau of Germany’s Rotopol Press talks about comics, graphic storytelling, and the rights outlook ahead of the 50th Angoulême.
Frankfurt: Looking at Comics’ and Graphic Novels’ Gains in the Market
An international increase in comics and graphic novels, says SB Rights’ Stephanie Barrouillet, is reflected in rights sales and in awards attention.
French Publishers: A Second Round of ‘Comics in the Classroom’
The French publishers’ association, SNE, is rolling out its second round of ‘Comics in the Classroom’ to promote learning and reading skills.
In France, Lyon’s Comics Festival Sets June In-Person Dates
Set for June 12 and 13 in a fully physical format, the 17th Lyons BD Festival has an especially strong internationalist program planned.
France’s Rentrée Littéraire: Books About COVID? Not Interested
‘Publishers tried, but it really didn’t work,’ says one Paris bookseller about the question of pandemic-related books this year.
Anna Todd Partners With Canada’s Wattpad on ‘After’ Graphic Novels
The five romances of Anna Todd’s ‘After’ series are being adapted as graphic novels with Spain’s Pablo Andrés assigned to do the artwork.
Richard Charkin in La France Profonde: A Market Assessment
Visiting booksellers in southern France, Richard Charkin finds mostly resilience and ringing cash registers in the provinces this summer.
Publishing Amid France’s Coronavirus Lockdown: ‘We Don’t Want To Panic’
Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
In Brussels: A Focus on Francophone Independent Publishers
The Foire du Livre de Bruxelles hosted its ‘Talented Indies’ program that brought together francophone independent publishers from many countries.
Livres Hebdo’s Fabrice Piault on Politics and France’s Reading Culture
Ahead of France’s program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales.
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