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 6,920 new titles in 2019. 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 6,550
    • books published/year 160
    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, Leonora Miano, 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 (Pascal Bruckner, François Jullien, Jean-Luc Marion). Grasset is constantly discovering new talent such as Laurent Binet, Laetitia Colombani, Gaël Faye and Vanessa Springora, whose works are widely translated worldwide and often made into films..

    GRASSET

    61, rue des Saints-Pères 75006 Paris - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 44 39 22 00
    • Founded 1857
    • Titles on backlist 8,400
    • 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 1,600
    • 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 twentieth 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, Claire Berest and Luc Lang. Stock also publishes leading essayists such as Alain Finkielkraut, Élisabeth de Fontenay, Jean-Pierre Le Goff and Annie Le Brun. Adrien Bosc won the Grand Prix de l’Académie Française, Christophe Boltanski was awarded the Prix Femina, Paolo Cognetti captured the Prix Médicis Étranger and Jean-Luc Coatalem won the Prix Femina Essai as well as the Prix Giono. In addition, Olivia de Lamberterie was awarded the Prix Renaudot Essai, Emmanuelle Lambert was honored with the Prix Femina Essai and Luc Lang won the Prix Médicis.

    STOCK

    21, rue du Montparnasse 75283 Paris Cedex 06 - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 49 54 36 55
    • Founded 1968
    • Titles on backlist 1,400
    • books published/year 100
    Éditions JC Lattès, which is 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 Nina Bouraoui and Valérie Tong Cuong to Éric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne have gained a readership at home and abroad. Among international authors, Dan Brown, E.L. James, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, John Boyne, Rose Tremain and more have appeared on bestseller lists. Laurent Alexandre, Michel Lejoyeux and Bertrand Périer have scored similar success in nonfiction. Lattès has several Nobel laureates on its list, including Muhammad Yunus, Luc Montagnier and Svetlana Alexievitch. Maryse Condé was presented with the New Academy Prize in Literature. In 2020, Lattès will be launching a new imprint, La Grenade, devoted to new voices showcasing diversity, as well as publishing events such as the debut novel from artist Olivia Ruiz and the first autobiography from legendary Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger.

    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 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 2,000
    • 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 Le Journal d’Anne Frank (The Diary of a Young Girl). Today, Calmann-Lévy publishes a varied list of well-known authors including Guillaume Musso, Yann Queffélec, Laurent Gounelle, Michael Connelly, Donna Leon, Donato Carrisi, Thomas Harris, Antony Beevor, Ronan Farrow, 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 6,800
    • 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, Valérie Perrin, Aurélie Valognes, Delphine de Vigan) 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, Michelle Obama, 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. Nearly 1,000 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 850
    • books published/year 150
    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, Ken Follett, Pierre Lemaitre, Guillaume Musso, Amélie Nothomb), thrillers (including Maxime Chattam, Stephen King and Fred Vargas), general nonfiction (Yuval Noah Harari, Michelle Obama, Peter Wohlleben) and personal development. In addition, Audiolib publishes children’s books, with more than 50 titles on its list; audio comic books, including sound versions of the initial releases in the Astérix series; and fantasy titles. In 2020 Audiolib is publishing its first cultural and reference guides with the Guides Bleus audio books.

    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
  • 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 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 500
    • books published/year 70

    Didier Jeunesse publishes audiobooks and books on CD for children, with the aim of introducing young listeners to the joys of rhymes, songs and music or simply listening to a story. Its music releases are available on streaming platforms.

    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 80

    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 5,000
    • 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, 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 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 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
  • Hachette Illustré, as a division, comprises a dozen 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, E/P/A and Chêne; 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 2,400 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 publishes works inspired by beloved children’s heroes such as Mr. Men and Little Miss, Noddy, Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol and Pokémon. The catalog covers all publishing categories for babies and children up to age 12: stories, activity books and early learning.

    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 180

    La Bibliothèque Rose et Verte is an imprint of Hachette Jeunesse dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, 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) have been joined by contemporary characters (Pokémon, Star Wars) 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 800
    • books published/year 100

    For 40 years, Le Livre de Poche Jeunesse has published the classics of children’s and young adult literature, such as Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). The list expands every year with a number of contemporary bestsellers selected from top-performing titles in the Hachettes Romans catalog and its long-time partner Albin Michel. Since 2015 the house has partnered with third-party publishers Les Éditions Seuil Jeunesse, La Martinière Jeunesse and the young adult imprints Bayard, Milan, Fleurus, Mame, Gulfstream, La Joie de Lire and Auzou.

    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, Star Wars and Marvel productions for children up to age 12, including storybooks, coloring and activity books, board books 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 200

    Deux Coqs d’Or offers an entertaining and comprehensive list of books and activities for children of all ages. Alongside its line of early learning and nonfiction titles and its classic Un Petit Livre d’Or collections, the house has successfully developed a wide range of creative activity books: in just a few years, its Les Ateliers du calme collection has emerged as the standard in creative projects for children.

    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 55

    Gautier-Languereau has published the famous Bécassine comic strip for more than a century and produces picture books for children and adults. The house strives to both discover new talent and attract the best 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 85

    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 Bertrand Puard, Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf. The catalog also includes internationally renowned authors like John Green, Gayle Forman and Becky Albertalli. Hachette Romans has been partnering regularly with Netflix since 2018, adapting content from highly popular series such as Riverdale, Stranger Things, Élite and Casa de Papel. In 2020 the catalog celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Twilight series, which gave rise to the young adult segment.

    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 400

    Hachette Pratique is the leader in the French lifestyle market and is now expanding its reach overseas, notably with its hit Art-Thérapie and Simplissime collections. The house covers the full spectrum of lifestyle topics, including cooking and wine, hobbies, parenting and education, personal growth, health and wellness and more. Hachette Pratique publishes some of the biggest names in cooking, such as Anne-Sophie Pic, Jean-François Piège, Jean-François Mallet, Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi. Its list includes Le Guide Hachette des Vins as well as Le Guide Hachette des Bières. The house is now expanding into other subjects: it’s home to Hachette Heroes, devoted to pop culture, and Le Lotus et l’Élephant, which focuses on esoterica. As the inventor of board books in France, Hachette Pratique is constantly seeking new ways to innovate, to ensure its products are attractive in both content and form to the widest possible audience.

    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 Évasion 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 500

    Marabout the pioneer in French paperbacks when it was founded, is an innovator that has constantly reinvented itself. Marabout is firmly focused on the lifestyle market and has rapidly become the leader in that segment thanks to its combination of topical themes, original designs and affordable pricing. Its listcovers the entire lifestyle market, including cooking, health and wellness, education, nature, gardening, hobbies, games and sports, and is regularly updated with new collections and innovative concepts that enjoy considerable success, not just in France but internationally. Marabout is also exploring the world of comic books with its Marabulles collection, as well as whodunits with BlackLab and novels with La Belle Étoile.

    MARABOUT

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1941
    • Titles on backlist 120
    • books published/year 25

    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 prestige topics, including art, photography, architecture, fashion, travel, lifestyle and gastronomy. The books on its list are selected for their distinctiveness, eclecticism and uncompromising quality.

    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 has developed a list that spans a wide 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. Papier Cadeau, a new imprint, 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 50

    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. Préhistoire, L’envers du Temps was awarded the Prix Pierre Daix from the Pinault Foundation, while Cassandre captured the Prix de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts and the exhibition catalog Léonard de Vinci, jointly published by the Louvre and Hazan, won the Prix CatalPa.

    HAZAN

    58, rue Jean-Bleuzen CS 70007 92178 Vanves Cedex - France
    Tel : (33) (0)1 43 92 30 00
    • Founded 1979
    • Titles on backlist 53
    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. Three additional adventures, the most recent published in 2019, have seen similar success, each selling 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. The most recent 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 became France’s most successful animated release in the past decade, with four million tickets sold. 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 and has seen exceptionally strong growth in recent years.

    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 350
    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 Card Captor Sakura, but also by bringing successful Japanese series like Fairy Tail to France. In 2018 Pika Édition acquired Éditions H2T, which specializes in French manga. The house also offers a different take on Asian comics with its Pika Graphic series, and publishes manga aimed at young readers as well as children’s books 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
  • Hachette Boardgames is the board games publishing division of Hachette Livre. It creates and distributes games both in France and worldwide.

    HACHETTE BOARDGAMES