PARTWORKS

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 fortnightly 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 components, are tailored to different markets and available in many countries all around the world. They target both amateurs and connoisseurs alike, and have already attracted millions of collectors across the world with titles such as Titanic, Build the Bismarck, A Century of Cars, The Universe, The Art of Knitting, Apprendre et connaître l’Astrologie, The Art of Crochet and Montres de gousset, to name just a few. 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.

Country

Europe

  • AUSTRIA
  • BELARUS
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • RUSSIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SPAIN
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • SWITZERLAND
  • UKRAINE

America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Africa

  • South Africa

Asia

  • Japan

Oceania

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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Partworks story

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 16 languages and is present in 33 countries, covering France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada with Hachette Collections; Spain, Portugal and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru) with Salvat since the beginning of the 1990s; United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with Hachette Partworks since 1998; Italy, Greece and Cyprus since 1998 with Hachette Fascicoli; Germany, the Netherlands and Austria since 1999; Poland since 2001; Japan since 2004 and recently Taiwan; Russia since 2009 and Central Europe (Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia) since 2011. And in 2013, the company began distributing partworks in Ukraine and Belarus, its most recent international expansion.

Entities

  • Hachette Collections France

    Hachette Collections is the leader on the partworks market and on the direct marketing book market. The company sells its partwork collections in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec with great success. In recent years, collections such as Marvel Classics, Easy Knitting and Firefighting Cars and Trucks have had 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 books collections, such as the new Cars collection, through various channels such as e-mail, telemarketing and Internet.

    Hachette Collections France

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France

    Tél : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00

    Website : www.hachette-collections.com

  • Hachette Collections Japan

    Hachette Collections Japan publishes partwork 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 (including Japanese Cars, Japanese Warplanes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Aromatherapy, Coins and Banknotes of the World, F14 and Nissan Skyline) have contributed to the subsidiary’s success. European collections such as Crochet, Knitting and Ferrari F1are performing well in this market.

    Hachette Collections Japan

    1-2 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 162-0825 - Japan

    Tél : (81) (0)3 6826 5910 (81) (0)3 3267 5961 (Fax)

    Website : www.hachette-collections.jp

  • Hachette Partworks

    Hachette Partworks sells all of its collections in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malta. On this highly competitive market, in which it is vital to remain on the lookout for mass-market concepts, Hachette Partworks has developed a portfolio of highly attractive products, which have been successfully adapted by the wider group: The Marvel Graphic Novel Collection, The Art of Crochet and The Art of Quilting. Hachette Partworks also concentrates on developing strong relationships with key licensors.

    Hachette Partworks

    4th Floor, Jordan House 47, Brunswick Place London N1 6EB - United Kingdom

    Tél : (44) (0)207 014 5950

    Website : www.hachettepartworks.com

  • Hachette Salvat

    Though Salvat is best known as a Spanish-language partworks editor, it also maintains a strong presence in Portuguese-speaking Brazil, where the success of publications like the Marvel graphic novels and Chevrolet collections as well as the new Guitar Collection featuring miniature versions of major artists’ instruments is still growing. In Spain, the miniature guitars are also popular and craft series like the Patchwork collection have continued to do well.

    Hachette Salvat

    Avenida da Republica, n°59 10° andar 1050-189 Lisboa - Portugal

    Tél : (00) (351) 21 355 08 66

    Website : www.salvat.com

  • Hachette Kollektsia Russie

    Founded in 2009, HKR started by adapting the Group’s international bestsellers, such as Build the Bismarck, The Art of Crochet and 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 The World’s Most Beloved Stamps.

    Hachette Kollektsia Russie

    58 rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves cedex - France

    Tél : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00

    Website : www.hachette-kollektsia.ru

  • Hachette Fascicoli

    One of the leading players in the partworks market in Italy, Hachette Fascicoli also markets its products in Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The model kit segment is considerable and series devoted to building large models of cars and other vehicles, such as tractors and construction equipment, are hugely successful. 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.

    Hachette Fascicoli

    Via Melchiorre Gioia, 61 20124 Milano - Italy

    Tél : (39) (0)2 6269 4629

    Website : www.hachette-fascicoli.it

  • Kolekcja Hachette Pologne

    KOLEKCJA Hachette’s biggest successes include its educational collections, such as The Whole Universe and ABC, but also book collections like Agatha Christie, the complete works of Jules Verne and Alexandre Dumas, and model kits like Build the Bismarck, U-Boat and My 3D Globe.

    Kolekcja Hachette Pologne

    Hachette Polska Sp z o.o. Kolekcja Hachette ul. Widok 8 00-023 Warszawa

    Tél : (22) 48 75 333

    Website : www.kolekcja-hachette.pl