Having satisfied the European Commission’s antitrust requirements, Vivendi says, it’s on course to acquire Lagardère and its Hachette Livre.
Vivendi’s Editis is rolling out new presses in French-speaking countries, this time in Senegal, with a focus on local children’s books.
‘He felt very positive about the book industry,’ Monique Souchon-Gründ, Alain Gründ’s widow tells Publishing Perspectives.
A leader among the industry’s most influential organizations, Alain Gründ is remembered in a new book by Hugo Setzer as ‘a visionary.’
The SNE warns of ‘a concentration such as the French book market has never known’ in the merger of Vivendi and Lagardère.
Two leaders in the fields of investment and finance took questions from book industry journalists in this year’s Frankfurt Studio program.
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.
Publishers, journalists, business leaders, and policy makers are part of the first group of speakers announced for the IPA’s world congress in Norway.
UNSILO announces a partnership with journal publisher BMJ, while Vivendi is approved to close its acquisition of Editis in France.
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