RCS MediaGroup will is selling French subsidiary Flammarion to Gallimard for 251 million euros, pending anti-trust approval.
With Gallimard as Sole Suitor, Flammarion Questions Sale
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.
New French President Profiled by His Partner
Political journalist Valérie Trierweiler is penning a bio of her partner, new French president François Hollande.
French Editor’s Jump to Agenting “Akin to Treachery”
Former Buchet-Chastel editor Marc Parent is launching a new Paris-based literary agency, in part to help authors make a better living from their writing.
IF VERSO: New Database and Social Network for French Books in Translation
IF VERSO is a new database and social network for book professionals who are Francophones/Francophiles, offering info on translation and related resources.
France’s Flammarion for Sale, Battle for Acquisition Begins
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.
Does Digital Publishing Constitute a New Art Form?
By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Nicholas Gary — one of the co-founders of the French literary website Actualitté — notes that in the digital age: “We’ll write about love, but differently. The themes will remain the same . . . A friend introduced me to a new application for the iPhone which is a Japanese garden. You can …