Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
Devoted to contemporary literature, the trio of publishers behind Paris’ Goutte d’Or are the team bringing out ‘Journal de L.’–a diary of Nabokov’s Lolita.
Sharjah collaborates with Conakry, Guinea—the 2017 World Book Capital—to restore the city’s Djibril Tamsir Niane Library. And Kalimat is in production with its Gallimard translation exchange.
In a publishing exchange agreement, the UAE’s Kalimat Group begins a French-and-Arabic partnership with France’s éditions Gallimard.
Selling well in France, controversial François Mitterand books, love letters for the former president’s mistress, are on offer to international publishers.
London Book Fair-bound publishers and agents from several regions of the world share their latest rights deals and highlights from their spring lists.
Eighty-eight French publishers and some 28,000 French-language titles are represented in bookstore Albertine’s ebook expansion.
Voltaire’s Treatise on Tolerance is a bestseller again in France 200 years after its publication as people try to understand the Charlie Hebdo murders.
Gallimard and publishers around the world celebrate Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature during the Frankfurt Book Fair.
France’s Casterman has lost its CEO in the wake of a controversy after which new owner Gallimard called the company ‘a pretty jewel.’ Authors have balked at the belittlement.