RCS MediaGroup will is selling French subsidiary Flammarion to Gallimard for 251 million euros, pending anti-trust approval.
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.
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.
One of China’s most popular writers, Murong Xuecun began speaking out against the government a year ago after a friend was arrested, at risk of his own freedom.
Rumors have been flying in France about whether or not the financially beleaguered giant Italian RCS Mediagroup is unloading its Flammarion subsidiary.
Four foreign-born French rights directors discuss the differences between working abroad and in Paris, where the job is ‘more important, more stimulating, and there’s more responsibility.’
Biology teacher Alexis Jenni, won the renowned Goncourt Prize for his first novel, L’art français de la guerre (The French Art of War) published by Gallimard.
This year’s coveted German Book Trade Peace Prize will go to Algerian writer Boualem Sansal during a ceremony on Sunday October 16 in Frankfurt
By Edward Nawotka A brief round-up of some of the top global industry trade news… Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Group have teamed up to launch Bookish.com, a new consumer-oriented Web site that will market and promote books. The model is something of a hybrid online bookstore and a community-oriented book promotion site. Industry reaction has been …
The English publisher is devoted exclusively to translations from French, and business is good By Olivia Snaije Books in translation? And only from French? Most would have seen it as a long shot. Yet the founders of the 3-year old London-based Gallic Books, Jane Aitken, Managing Director, and Editorial Director Pilar Webb, have pulled it off and then some. They …