With commentary from translator Clémentine Beauvais, the French Youth Literature Conference looks at ‘the role of children’s literature.’
Parallel to a Texas law aimed at bookstores, the French government seeks to limit sales of a YA novel, Manu Causse’s Bien trop petit.
French publishers report that unit sales fell in 2022 by -7.7 percent over those sales in 2021. Editorial production was down by -2.9 percent.
In 2021, France’s publishers consumed 216,362 tons of paper, according to the publishers of the Syndicat national de l’édition.
Based in Frankfurt, Bookwire’s expansion into the French market includes audiobook production and distribution work with Banijay.
The Stockholm-based audiobook corporation Storytel, in association with some of French publishing’s biggest players, goes live in France.
Book piracy in France has taken a hit, with court action led by the SNE and 12 publishing companies against ‘Z-Library.’
‘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.’
Storytel’s first quarter reflects the reorganization of the company underway, as France’s publishers roll out their first ‘Audiobook Month.’