Publishing

Hachette Livre in France


In France, where the Group originated, Hachette Livre covers all editorial genres and the entire consumer and education book markets with some forty publishing houses. The fruit of patient, diligent work that began in 1826, today’s group of subsidiaries and imprints is the French market leader and published some 6,800 new titles in 2018. In the educational segment, the name Louis Hachette is instantly associated with schoolbooks and on a par with prestigious brands such as Hatier and Larousse. Around ten of the imprints cover general fiction and nonfiction and feature backlists with titles that are considered part of the national heritage.

The oldest imprint dates back to the early eighteenth century while the most recent, Kero, established in 2002, joined the Group in 2015. In the how-to segment, three major imprints secure the Group’s leadership. Hachette Livre has a strong presence in children’s literature, as well as dictionaries and encyclopedias. Since 2008, when Éditions Albert-René, publisher of the famous Asterix series, joined Hachette Livre, graphic novels have also been among the genres covered.

    • Founded 1907
    • Titles on backlist 5,400
    • books published/year 170
    Grasset was founded in 1907 and has published a number of major twentieth-century novelists, historians and thinkers, including François Mauriac, Henry de Montherlant, Paul Morand, Jean Giraudoux and Daniel Halévy, along with Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann and Stefan Zweig. Grasset quickly became one of the country’s most prestigious publishers. Many of its authors are Nobel laureates or major literary prizewinners; several have been elected to the Académie Française. Today, the firm publishes some of the biggest names in French fiction (Frédéric Beigbeder, Sorj Chalandon, Virginie Despentes, Olivier Guez, Pierre Guyotat, Dany Laferrière, Amin Maalouf, Yann Moix, Pascal Quignard), international fiction (André Aciman, Joan Didion, Umberto Eco, Harper Lee, Gabriel García Márquez, J.K. Rowling, Jón Kalman Stefansson) and contemporary thought. Grasset is constantly discovering new talent whose works are translated worldwide and made into films, such as Laurent Binet, Gaël Faye and Laetitia Colombani.

    GRASSET

    61, rue des Saints-Pères 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 44 39 22 00
    • Founded 1857
    • Titles on backlist 8,200
    • books published/year 200
    Fayard was one of France’s most prestigious publishers in the late nineteenth century, thanks to Arthème Fayard Jr.’s efforts to encourage reading as a popular pastime by publishing books in large quantities and selling them at affordable prices. It has traditionally published French and foreign fiction, the arts, history, music and major works of nonfiction. A century and a half after it was founded, Fayard has diversified and a number of imprints — Mazarine, Pauvert, Mille et Une Nuits and, since 2010, Pluriel paperbacks — have joined its list.

    FAYARD

    13, rue du Montparnasse 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 45 49 82 00
    • Founded 1708
    • Titles on backlist 1,500
    • books published/year 90
    Stock is France’s oldest-established publishing house. It dates back to the founding of the Cailleau bookshop in 1708, which was later taken over by Pierre-Victor Stock. It has published authors such as Rousseau, Cocteau and Apollinaire, and in the 20th century became a major publisher of foreign titles. Its series La Cosmopolite includes books by 20 Nobel prizewinners. Today, it is reviving its tradition of producing quality French fiction with, among others, its well-known Bleue collection, which includes major authors of contemporary fiction, like Erik Orsenna, Philippe Claudel, Jean-Louis Fournier, Didier Decoin, Justine Lévy and Simon Liberati, as well as leading essayists such as Alain Finkielkraut, Axel Kahn and Jean-Pierre Le Goff. Recently, Adrien Bosc won the Grand Prix de l’Académie Française, Christophe Boltanski won the Prix Femina, Paolo Cognetti the Prix Médicis Étranger and Jean-Luc Coatalem the Prix Femina Essai.

    STOCK

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Paris Cedex 06 - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 36 55
    • Founded 1968
    • Titles on backlist 1,300
    • books published/year 100
    Editions JC Lattès, founded in 1968 and open to all aspects of contemporary culture, has gradually emerged as a front-ranking publisher of general fiction and nonfiction in France. French authors from Delphine de Vigan and Grégoire Delacourt to Éric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne have gained a readership at home and abroad. Among international authors, Dan Brown, E.L. James, Kate Atkinson, Anthony Marra, John Grisham, Julian Fellowes and more have appeared on bestseller lists. Nonfiction books in fields ranging from psychology to economics and sociology have served as guideposts for an understanding of the major changes sweeping the modern world. In 2018, Guadeloupean author Maryse Condé was presented the New Academy Prize in Literature, awarded in lieu of that year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Lattès has several Nobel laureates on its list, including Muhammad Yunus, Luc Montagnier and Svetlana Alexievich.

    JC LATTÈS

    17, rue Jacob 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 44 41 74 00
    • Founded 2003
    • Titles on backlist 153
    Éditions des 2 Terres exclusively focuses on works in translation and publishes literary fiction by renowned authors such as 2017 Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, Marina Lewycka and Alexandra Fuller as well as internationally bestselling writers Patricia Cornwell, Ruth Rendell and Jeffery Deaver.

    ÉDITIONS DES DEUX TERRES

    17, rue Jacob 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 44 41 74 00
    • Founded 1836
    • Titles on backlist 1,800
    • books published/year 100
    Calmann-Lévy, founded in 1836, is one of the oldest French publishers and is responsible for bringing acclaim to popular fiction with such authors as Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Hugo and Stendhal. Moving with the times, it turned to nonfiction and essays. Its Liberté de l’Esprit collection was created and edited by Raymond Aron in the twentieth century; it has now been relaunched. In 1950, it published The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Today, Calmann-Lévy publishes a varied list of well-known authors including Guillaume Musso, Yann Queffélec, Laurent Gounelle, Michael Connelly, Donna Leon, Donato Carrisi, Antony Beevor, Martin Amis and Plantu, in a wide variety of genres such as French and foreign fiction, detective novels and essays.

    CALMANN-LÉVY

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Paris Cedex 06 - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 36 00
    • Founded 2012
    • Titles on backlist 113
    • books published/year 20
    Kero is a fiction publisher which became a subsidiary of Hachette Livre in 2016. Kero publishes bestsellers like the novels of Laurent Gounelle and works by Laurent Baffie, as well as topical writings that have had a strong media impact and memoirs.

    KERO

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Cedex 06 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 36 00
    • Founded 1953
    • Titles on backlist 6,000
    • books published/year 400
    Le Livre de Poche, in which Hachette Livre has a 60% stake and Albin Michel 40%, is the number one paperback publisher in France, with more than a billion books sold since it was founded in 1953. The strongest asset of the imprint, which includes titles from third-party publishers, is the diversity of its catalog, which appeals to a wide variety of readers. Le Livre de Poche publishes a broad range of literature, from classics (Agatha Christie, Harper Lee, Georges Simenon and Boris Vian) to contemporary bestsellers, both French (Laetitia Colombani, Virginie Despentes, Laurent Gounelle, Virginie Grimaldi, Pierre Lemaitre, Guillaume Musso, Katherine Pancol, Aurélie Valognes) and foreign (Dan Brown, Michael Connelly, Ken Follett, Lisa Gardner, Mary Higgins Clark, Victoria Hislop, Stephen King, Anna Todd and many others). Le Livre de Poche also publishes practical guides, essays and reference works (Dale Carnegie, Frédéric Saldmann, Frédéric Lenoir, Simone Veil), as well as new texts by authors from its catalog, and now has some thirty French and foreign authors published directly via its Préludes imprint (Nicolas Delesalle, Sarah Vaughan). Nearly 950 titles are currently available as ebooks.

    LE LIVRE DE POCHE

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Paris Cedex 06 - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 37 00
    • Founded 2008
    • Titles on backlist 700
    • books published/year 125
    Audiolib is 60% owned by Hachette Livre and 40% by Albin Michel. It is the leading adult audio book publisher in France thanks to a catalog of bestsellers by authors from various publishers in literary fiction (Joël Dicker, Gaël Faye, Pierre Lemaitre, Guillaume Musso, Amélie Nothomb), thrillers (including Bernard Minier, Dan Brown, Stephen King and Fred Vargas), general nonfiction (Yuval Noah Harari, Peter Wohlleben, Michelle Obama) and personal development. In addition, Audiolib began publishing children’s books in 2017 and already has 50 titles on its list. In 2019, Audiolib is debuting its line of audio comic books with the release of the first two titles in the Asterix series.

    AUDIOLIB

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Cedex 06 Paris- France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 36 50
    • Titles on backlist 2,500
    • books published/year 500

    Hachette Éducation is one of France’s top academic imprints and publishes educational material for all ages (from preschool to university level) in both print and ebook format, as well as extracurricular material. Its list includes leading authors (Littré, Malet et Isaac, Gaffiot) and reference titles (Bled, Passeport, Bibliocollège, Bibliolycée). Hachette Éducation also publishes digital services designed for teachers, including dedicated applications to help them lead their in-class activities, and students, such as apps that provide interactive exercises. Hachette Éducation sells textbooks throughout the French-speaking world.

    HACHETTE ÉDUCATION

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
  • At the end of the 19th century, Alexandre Hatier first published books given to pupils as excellence awards. Later, he started to publish text books and especially the scientific books series of Albert Brémant, which was a success. From 1905 on, he focused on secondary education books, especially l’Histoire de la littérature française, les Classiques pour tous and the one of the first Bescherelle, in 1913. Over the years, the original Hatier was joined by other entities such as Foucher, Rageot and Didier, which are all gathered under the « Alexandre Hatier » umbrella.

    Groupe Alexandre Hatier

    8, rue d’Assas 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 49 54
    • Founded 1880
    • Titles on backlist 2,100
    • books published/year 300
    Les Éditions Hatier, founded by Alexandre Hatier, published the first Bescherelle in 1913, which has since become a reference work in the field of conjugation. Over the years, the collection has expanded to include foreign languages. Most recently, French history, philosophy, the modern world and religion have come into the fold. Hatier is now one of the top French publishers of educational books, covering every discipline, for use from preschool to high school. The publisher is expanding its collections of digital works with material such as apps, ebooks, interactive textbooks, websites and databases. It is also a leader in the extracurricular market with the Annabac, Tout Savoir, Chouette and Prépabac collections. Its mobile apps, such as annabac.com and Mon Coach Bescherelle, have emerged as a major digital resource. Hatier is now turning its attention to parents as well as teachers and children, with a new collection of books on parenting.  

    HATIER

    8, rue d’Assas 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 49 54
    • Founded 1937
    • Titles on backlist 700
    • books published/year 180

    Les Éditions Foucher specializes in vocational and technical education, accounting, higher education, health care training, and exam preparation. Foucher is also developing digital versions of its works in a variety of formats to suit each market and forging partnerships with e-learning providers.

    FOUCHER

    8, rue d’Assas 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 49 54
    • Founded 2008
    • Titles on backlist 380
    • books published/year 100

    Hatier Jeunesse focuses on three key areas: fiction, early learning and activities, drawing on its educational expertise and the favorite subjects of its young readers. Its Montessori range featuring the character Balthazar has been extremely successful.

    HATIER JEUNESSE

    8, rue d’Assas 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 49 54
    • Founded 1898
    • Titles on backlist 1,400
    • books published/year 80

    Didier publishes textbooks in English, Spanish, German, Arabic and Chinese for the French market and in French for the international market. With unique expertise in the foreign language segment (including its role as the publisher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), Didier is also known for its math textbooks and for its innovative and comprehensive digital offerings.

    ÉDITIONS DIDIER

    13, rue de l’Odéon 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 44 41 31 31
    • Founded 1988
    • Titles on backlist 480
    • books published/year 80

    Didier Jeunesse publishes audiobooks and books on CD primarily featuring classical music, jazz, nursery rhymes from around the world and musical tales, as well as storybooks and young adult novels. Its music releases are available on every streaming platform.

    DIDIER JEUNESSE

    60-62, rue Saint-André-des-Arts 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 48 30
    • Founded 1945
    • Titles on backlist 450
    • books published/year 100

    Rageot’s list includes fiction for children of all ages written by contemporary authors. Titles range from bedtime stories to young adult novels, covering a wide variety of genres and themes, including realism, adventure, fantasy, thrillers, crime and more.

    RAGEOT

    8, rue d’Assas 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 47 17
    • Founded 2002
    • Titles on backlist 1,100
    • books published/year 70
    Hachette Livre International (HLI) has a twofold aim of export and publishing. HLI distributes the Hachette Livre group’s entire backlist worldwide (except Belgium, Switzerland and Canada), as well as that of various third-party publishers. HLI promotes and distributes works from 170 imprints in 159 countries. Under its Édicef and Hatier International imprints, HLI publishes textbooks for programs in countries where school is taught in French, including sub-Saharan and North Africa. Its catalog covers all subjects from preschool to university-level education. In addition to its school publications, Édicef and Hatier International are developing young adult literature, extracurricular and reference collections.

    HACHETTE LIVRE INTERNATIONAL

    11, rue Paul-Bert 92247 Malakoff Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 55 00 11 00
    • Founded 1791
    • Titles on backlist 4,700
    • books published/year 300

    Dunod, founded more than 200 years ago, has always been an innovator. Under its Dunod and InterÉditions imprints, it publishes a range of academic, professional and trade titles. A leading science and business publisher, Dunod is also a major player in the social sciences field, particularly psychology and psychoanalysis. The publisher is also developing collections for the exam preparation markets, along with works on cultural and lifestyle topics related to its areas of interest.

    DUNOD

    11, rue Paul-Bert 92247 Malakoff Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 40 46 35 00
    • Founded 1852
    • Titles on backlist 2,500
    • books published/year 700

    Larousse is a major name in publishing and one of the most firmly anchored in French society. A leading publisher of dictionaries and encyclopedias, it publishes language, school, themed and bilingual dictionaries. Its online encyclopedia, www.larousse.fr, which is available free of charge, is widely used by teachers and students. The imprint has successfully expanded its expertise while remaining true to its fundamental mission of sharing knowledge. Larousse is the second-largest lifestyle and reference publisher in France, with a wide range of books on health and wellness, cooking, gardening, nature, and arts and crafts. The website www.cuisine.larousse.fr has thousands of recipes available for free download. The imprint also publishes a range of large-format books, nonfiction titles, essays and reference works for the general public and specialists. A benchmark in the classics market in France with Les Petits Classiques Larousse, Larousse also guides and supports students throughout their school years thanks to a large number of supplementary study guides in French and other languages. Lastly, Larousse Jeunesse publishes illustrated books, quiz boxes and various fiction and nonfiction titles. Larousse is one of the rare publishing houses to have developed a solid international base and publishes in over 40 languages.

    LAROUSSE

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Paris Cedex 06 - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 44 39 44 00
    • Founded 1991
    • Titles on backlist 200
    • books published/year 15
    Gigamic develops, publishes and distributes board games designed for people of all ages. Its team has a passion for strategy games, such as Quarto, Katamino and Quoridor, and family games such as Six qui prend, Bazar Bizarre, Mito and Wazabi, which enjoy considerable worldwide success.

    Gigamic

  • Hachette Illustré, as a division, comprises a dozen of imprints, all of which publish illustrated books in a great variety of editorial genres: comics and graphic novels, under Editions Albert René and Pika, travel guides, under Hachette Tourisme, coffee-table books, under Hazan and Chêne/E.P.A., how to books, under Hachette Pratique and Marabout, and children’s books under Hachette Jeunesse, known for its perennial series. All in all, Hachette Illustré publishes around 2400 new titles every year.

    HACHETTE ILLUSTRÉ

    58, rue Jean Bleuzen CS 70007 92 178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) 1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1856
    • Titles on backlist 1,000
    • books published/year 300

    HACHETTE JEUNESSE

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Titles on backlist 750
    • books published/year 200

    La Bibliothèque rose et verte is an imprint of Hachette Jeunesse dating back to 1852 when Louis Hachette opened his famous train station bookstalls to sell his first books for children. Since then, it has considerably expanded and diversified its list. Today, the classic heroes from the early days of the Bibliothèque Rose and Bibliothèque Verte (The Famous Five, Fantômette and the rest) have been joined by contemporary characters (Pokémon, Frozen, etc.) to continue the adventure with this timeless and lively imprint.

    LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE ROSE/LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE VERTE

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) 1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1979
    • Titles on backlist 810
    • books published/year 100

    Le Livre de Poche Jeunesse publishes the classics of children’s and young adult literature, such as A Bag of Marbles and Murder on the Orient Express.The list expands every year with a number of contemporary bestsellers such as Thirteen Reasons Why and Everything Everything. In 2015, the house partnered with third-party publishers Sarbacane and Seuil/La Martinière. Recently, it also partnered with Bayard, the French publisher of the bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. A number of Bayard and Milan titles have been added to the catalogue and will be joined by the Fleurus/Mam and Gulfstream lists in 2018 as the imprint approaches its 40th anniversary.

    LE LIVRE DE POCHE JEUNESSE

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Titles on backlist 600
    • books published/year 300

    Hachette Jeunesse Collection Disney holds a licensing agreement to publish illustrated adaptations of Disney productions for children up to age 12, including storybooks, coloring and activity books, cartoons and toy books.

    HACHETTE JEUNESSE COLLECTION DISNEY

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 38 50
    • Founded 1949
    • Titles on backlist 300
    • books published/year 180

    Deux Coqs d’Or offers an entertaining, affordably priced and comprehensive list for children of all ages. Alongside its traditional and classic line of board books, stories and activity books, Deux Coqs d’Or offers spectacular collections that bridge the gap between stories, games and gift books, as well as the legendary Petits Livres d'Or, recognizable from the gold band on the cover.

    DEUX COQS D'OR

    58, rue Jean Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1885
    • Titles on backlist 350
    • books published/year 65

    Gautier-Languereau has publishedthe famous Bécassine comic strip for more than a century and produces beautiful picture books for children and adults, in five categories: children’s corner, major themes of childhood, stories, novelty books and miscellaneous. The house strives to both discover new talent and attract the best of modern children’s writers, exploring the world of the imagination through today’s finest illustrators, including Rébecca Dautremer (whose books have sold in 21 languages), Philippe Lechermeier, Christine Beigel and Hervé Le Goff. It also publishes Antoine Guilloppé with his laser-cut pop-up masterpieces and the stories with music by Elodie Fondacci and David Enhco.

    GAUTIER-LANGUEREAU

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Titles on backlist 400
    • books published/year 90

    Hachette Romans promotes French talent, publishing in hardback young authors spotted on online writing platforms or via social media, as well as series by established authors like Françoise Dargent and Bertrand Puard. The catalogue also includes internationally renowned authors like John Green, Gayle Forman and Cara Delevingne. Brought to the fore by Stephenie Meyer’s wildly successful Twilight series, the Black Moon collection has become an icon of young adult literature in France over the past 10 years.

    HACHETTE ROMANS

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Titles on backlist 500
    • books published/year 300

    Hachette Pratique has been recognized for the variety of its content for over forty years. The house covers the full spectrum of lifestyle topics, with books for the layman by noted experts in their respective fields, including chefs, sommeliers and professors of medicine. Anne-Sophie Pic, Yannick Alléno, Jean-François Piège, Yotam Ottolenghi, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, René Frydman, Marcel Rufo and many others are behind the imprint’s most popular titles. Hachette Pratique is the leading publisher of adult coloring books with the Art-Thérapie collection, with more than two million books sold in France and products marketed in more than twenty countries. Simplissime, le Livre de Cuisine le plus Facile du Monde [Simplissime: The Easiest French Cookbook in the World] has sold almost two million copies in France since its publication in 2015 and has been translated into 17 languages worldwide. Alongside its leisure, wellness and lifestyle imprints, Hachette Pratique has set up Hachette Heroes, a new imprint that publishes books on pop culture for adults. It focuses particularly on major franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Assassin’s Creed, and publishes leading authors from the world of popular culture, dealing with classic films and animation, video games and comics.

    HACHETTE PRATIQUE

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1841
    • Titles on backlist 400
    • books published/year 220

    Hachette Tourisme is the travel guide leader, thanks to several series that cater to the different kinds of trips people enjoy today. Hachette Tourisme publishes Le Routard, France’s bestselling travel guide series and routard.com, France’s largest travel guide website. Whether online or in print, Le Routard remains an irreplaceable travel companion. The Guides Bleus, which have been published in France since 1841 (under the title Guides de Voyage Joanne), are still the gold standard in cultural guidebooks; the Un Grand Week-End series includes suggested visits, the best addresses and unique experiences to enjoy on city breaks; the Guides Evasion are for independent travelers; and the Voir guides blend rich editorial content with a wealth of illustrations.

    HACHETTE TOURISME

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1949
    • Titles on backlist 1,200
    • books published/year 550

    Marabout is an innovator that has constantly reinvented itself. After pioneering French paperbacks when it was first established in 1949, it turned to the lifestyle segment, producing books that were also visually appealing. Marabout covers the entire lifestyle market, including cooking, gardening, decoration, crafts, games and health, and rapidly became the leader in this segment. The publisher regularly updates its catalog with new collections and innovative concepts that enjoy considerable success, not just in France but internationally, thanks to its combination of topical themes, original designs and affordable pricing. In addition, the Marabout catalog offers specialist expertise for the consumer. In 2016, Marabout successfully launched its first sports collection, winning a best sports autobiography award. Marabout is also exploring the world of comic books and crime fiction.

    MARABOUT

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1941
    • Titles on backlist 150
    • books published/year 30

    Les Éditions du Chêne has built a solid reputation as a publisher of illustrated books for the consumer market by covering a wide range of topics, including art, photography, travel, lifestyle and gastronomy. The combination of outstanding photographers like Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Jean-Marie Périer, talented illustrators like Tignous, Pascal Gros and Charb, high-caliber authors like Frédéric Taddeï, Stéphane Marie, Frédéric Anton, François Simon, Pascal Bonafoux, Peter Knapp and Guillaume Gomez, and the renown of famous names including D’art d’Art, Ladurée and Arte results in well-written, beautifully illustrated books.

    CHÊNE

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1996
    • Titles on backlist 400
    • books published/year 100
    Les Éditions E/P/A initially specialized in quality illustrated automobile books, but has broadened its lists to cover a range of topics. They include music, such as the internationally successful La Totale series; nature and adventure titles from the likes of Nicolas Vanier and Mike Horn; film; the humanities; and a host of lifestyle topics, all intended for a primarily male readership. Papier Cadeau, a new imprint launched in 2018, offers gift books, a selection of calendars and planners and fine stationery.

    E/P/A

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1946
    • Titles on backlist 400
    • books published/year 45

    Hazan, specialized in art books, publishes essays and monographs by prestigious authors such as Louise Bourgeois, Géométries Intimes by Robert Storr, which includes more than 900 reproductions of the artist’s works. Hazan also publishes the celebrated Guide Hazan and co-publishes exhibition catalogs with major museums in France and abroad. In 2018, Pierre Wat’s Pérégrinations. Paysages Entre Nature et Histoire garnered several awards: the Fondation Jean Blot’s Prix Vitale et Arnold Blokh, the Prix Bernier from the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Pinault Collection’s Pierre Daix Prize.

    HAZAN

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1979
    • Titles on backlist 51
    Les Éditions Albert-René holds all rights to the Asterix books and all other works co-created by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. Asterix is a phenomenal international success with 370 million books sold in 111 languages and dialects. Astérix chez les Pictes [Asterix and the Picts], the first book to be written by someone other than the creators of the famous character, was published in 2013; this thirty-fifth book in the series was the publishing success of the year. This performance was repeated in 2015 with Le Papyrus de César [Asterix and the Missing Scroll], the thirty-sixth Asterix adventure, and again in 2017 with Astérix et la Transitalique [Asterix and the Chariot Race], the thirty-seventh book in the series, both of which sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Les Éditions Albert-René also manages film and audiovisual rights for the entire body of work in France and abroad. The Asterix movies have been major box-office hits: the four live-action films have sold more than 100 million tickets worldwide, and the nine animated movies have attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers. A new feature-length animated film, Le Secret de la Potion Magique [Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion], was released in France in late 2018 and will be shown in 50 other countries. There is also a theme park near Paris devoted entirely to the iconic character and his world. Owned by Compagnie des Alpes, it has attracted almost 50 million visitors since it first opened in 1989.

    LES ÉDITIONS ALBERT-RENÉ

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 2000
    • Titles on backlist 1,800
    • books published/year 330
    Pika Édition is a leader in the French manga market. It has made its reputation not only by publishing classics of the genre, such as GTO and Cardcaptor Sakura, but also by bringing successful Japanese series like Fairy Tail to France. It has been a forerunner in publishing manga created in France, such as the Dreamland series by Reno Lemaire. In 2018, Pika acquired Éditions H2T, which specializes in French manga. Pika also offers a different take on Asian comics with its Pika Graphic series. Since 2016, it has published manga aimed at young readers, as well as children’s books about Japan through its nobi nobi ! imprint.

    PIKA ÉDITION

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00