Reading novels, short stories, poetry, memoirs, essays and historical narratives is one leisure activity common to all developed societies. As vehicles for values, beliefs, traditions and taste, such works define our culture, shape our frame of reference and resonate with the existential and mundane questions we, as a community or as individuals, ask of ourselves. That is why Hachette Livre, fully aware of the specific role and weight of this editorial segment, and of the particular environment it takes for talent to thrive [...]
Hachette Livre’s education publishers support students and teachers at all levels, providing materials to meet the specific needs of national and regional educational policies and curricula. The Group’s publishers have catalogues with a wide range of titles under a number of imprints, producing curriculum-based textbooks along with other learning-related books and resources. School publishers are on the cutting edge of digital usage, adapting their works to new tools [...]
Hachette Livre has roots in children’s literature as the founder of the nineteenth-century French collection for young readers called the Bibliothèque rose, and as historical publisher of the Babar books. Its children’s book publishers are skilled at keeping pace with trends and moving into new territory, with a repertoire that ranges from novels, in paperback and hardcovers, to picture books for all ages, from kindergarten through to literature for young adults. Television and movie characters add to this genre and offer new forms of media tie-ins.
Illustrated books published by the Hachette Livre group, primarily in France, the United Kingdom and Spanish-speaking countries, offer everything from self-help books, travel guides, comics and strip cartoons to highly-designed, large format illustrated books covering an eclectic range of lifestyle and specialist subjects. This is a very competitive area of publishing and Hachette Livre publishers are empowered to follow their own markets and develop projects with international appeal.
Hachette Livre’s dictionary and encyclopaedia publishers have strong ties to the traditions of their respective countries and include prestigious imprints. They remain anchored in the academic values that have been the basis of their reputations for centuries, while paying increasing attention to new reading usage.Hachette Livre, from the publication of its first dictionaries and encyclopaedias in 1852 to the ongoing digital revolution, has been pursuing new approaches to knowledge.
Partworks, which are a combination of an editorial product and consumer goods, contain both a booklet and objects (figurines, collectibles or objects to assemble). They offer consumers an opportunity to build up a full collection, step by step, on a given theme, by buying one installment after another on a weekly or monthly basis. Partworks are marketed as periodicals, distributed in community-based sales points (newspaper stands and magazine resellers) and through subscriptions, with heavy mass market advertising.