A threefold business

Partworks


Partworks are collectible series, containing both a magazine and objects (figurines, collectibles or models to assemble). They offer consumers an opportunity to build up a full collection on a given theme, step by step, by buying one installment after another on a weekly or biweekly basis. Partworks are marketed as periodicals, distributed in community-based points of sale (newspaper and magazine stands) and through subscription. These collectible magazines, which often include objects or model components, are tailored to different markets and available in many countries around the world. They target both amateurs and connoisseurs alike, and have already attracted millions of collectors across the world with titles such as Build the Bismarck, A Century of Cars, The Universe, The Art of Knitting, Learn & Understand Astrology, The Art of Crochet and Classic Pocket Watches. Build the Titanic was, for instance, published in almost all of the countries in which the Group distributes partworks. Hachette Collections covers all the classic themes, from children’s interest to arts and crafts, fine arts, cars, models and more.

A Wide Variety of Partworks for the International Market

France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Greece, Germany, Austria, Poland, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria

Hachette Livre began investing in partworks in 1988 with the acquisition of Salvat in Spain, followed by the creation of Hachette Collections in France in 1995. Over the years, it has expanded its international network with subsidiaries in several countries. Today, Hachette Collections publishes in 15 languages and is present in 35 countries, with operations overseen by seven offices in France, Spain, the U.K., Italy, Poland, Japan and (since 2009) Russia.

  • Kolekcja Hachette’s biggest successes include its educational collections, such as The Whole Universe and ABC, but also book collections like Agatha Christie, a deluxe, bilingual version of the complete works of Shakespeare, and model kits. Kolekcja Hachette recently launched the Disney Classics Little Golden Books library and Masha and the Bear ABC with considerable success.

    KOLEKCJA HACHETTE, Poland

    sp.z.0.0. – Ul.Widok8, 9th floor
    00-023 Warszawa – Poland
    Tél : +48 22 749 85 00
    Site web : https://kolekcja-hachette.pl/
  • Hachette Partworks has been marketing its collections in English-speaking markets — U.K., Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Malta — for 20 years. With its unique collections drawn from pop culture (The Marvel Ultimate Collection, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, The Terminator) and arts and crafts (The Art of Knitting, Art Therapy), Hachette Partworks has developed a portfolio of products that have been successfully adapted to other Group markets.

    HACHETTE PARTWORKS, U.K.

    4th Floor, Jordan House 47, Brunswick Place London
    N1 6EB London - United Kingdom
    Tél : (44) (0)204 014 5950
    Site web : www.hachettepartworks.com
  • HKR was founded in 2009 and started by adapting the Group’s international bestsellers, such as Build the Bismarck, The Art of Crochet, Classic Pocket Watches and Musical Instruments for the Russian market. In 2012, the company launched its first original collection, a Russian-language series of monographs on the Russian Tsars, Build Your Own Globe and Russian Cars on 1:24 Scale, that proved hugely successful.

    HACHETTE KOLLEKTSIA, Russia

    49 building2, Vytskaya str.
    127015 Moscow – Russie
    Tél : 7 (495) 974 73 83 17 48
    Site web : www.hachette-kollektsia.ru/
  • Hachette Fascicoli is a leading player in Italy’s partworks market, while also marketing its products in Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Hungary. The series devoted to building large models of cars and other vehicles, as well as the book collections, are hugely popular. The direct marketing business, with the Disney Book Club and other children’s book collections, is also doing well through the telemarketing and Internet channels. In addition, since 2016 Hachette Fascicoli has been active in the market for blind bags sold at news kiosks.

    HACHETTE FASCICOLI Italy

    Via Melchiorre Gioia, 61
    20124 Milano - Italy
    Tél : (39) (0)2 62689100
    Site web : https://www.hachette-fascicoli.it/
  • Hachette Collections Japan publishes partworks collections covering a wide range of interests and hobbies, for all audiences in Japan. In the last few years, an increasing number of Japanese works have contributed to the subsidiary’s success, notably Japanese Cars, Japanese Warplanes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Coins and Banknotes of the World, F14 and Disney Tsum Tsum, especially the Peter Rabbit Quilt. European collections such as Crochet, Knitting and Ferrari F1 are also performing well in this market.

    HACHETTE COLLECTIONS Japan

    4F, Kenkyusha English Center Bldg, 1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo 162-0825 Japan
    Tél : Tel : 81 (0)3 6826 7200 ; Fax: +81 (0)3 3267 5961
    Site web : www.hachette-collections.jp/
  • Hachette Collections is the leader in the partworks market and the direct marketing book market. The company sells its partworks collections in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada with great success. In recent years, collections such as Marvel Classics, Easy Knitting and Firefighting Cars and Trucks have enjoyed very strong sales. Regarding the direct marketing book business, year after year, Hachette Collections recruits hundreds of thousands of new readers in France and Belgium for the Disney Book Club and other children’s book collections, such as the new Cars collection, through various channels such as email, telemarketing and the Internet.

    HACHETTE COLLECTIONS, France

    58 rue Jean Bleuzen
    92178 Vanves Cédex - France
    Tél : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    Site web : https://www.hachette-collections.com/
  • Editorial Salvat is one of the oldest and best-known publishers in Spain and South America. It is a pioneer in the partworks and collectibles market, publishing in both Spanish and Portuguese, and maintains a strong presence in Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and the rest of Latin America. In 2016, Salvat embarked on a process of transformation and growth across all its markets. Notable successes include the Marvel collections in Brazil and Argentina, the DC Comics books in Spain, works for automobile collectors such as the bestselling Autos Inolvidables Argentinos in Argentina and the Camiones Pegaso truck collection in Spain, and the series devoted to crafting. Over the next few years, in addition to strengthening its distance-selling channels, Salvat plans to develop a new e-commerce.

    EDITORIAL SALVAT spain

    EDITORIAL SALVAT, S.L., Amigó, 11, 5ª Planta
    08021 Barcelona
    Tél : 34 93 495 57 00
    Site web : https://www.salvat.com/