Other markets

Lebanon, Morocco, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

While the English-, French- and Spanish-speaking markets are Hachette Livre’s strategic priorities, the Group has also established footholds in other territories with strong growth potential by partnering with firmly established national players – as in Lebanon – or by setting up local publishing houses, as in India (see the section on U.K., Ireland, Australia and India).


    • Founded 2009
    • Titles on backlist 1,000
    • books published/year 150
    Hachette Antoine is a prominent Lebanese publisher jointly owned by Hachette Livre (50%) and Librairie Antoine (50%), a bookstore dating back to 1933. The company publishes fiction and nonfiction books in Arabic through the Naufal imprint for the countries of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and North Africa, including Arabic classics; modern works by regional authors such as Ahlam Mosteghanemi, the most widely read female author in the Arab world; and works in translation by authors such as J.K. Rowling, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben and Guillaume Musso. The imprint also publishes children’s books for every age, from early childhood to young adult readers, as well as licensed works (Disney-Marvel, PawAW Patrol, etc.). In addition, the house publishes how-to books, with a special emphasis on cooking (including the famous Chef Antoine), as well as nonfiction and reference books. Hachette Antoine publishes textbooks in Arabic, English and French for the whole Arabic-speaking market.  


    P.O. Box:11-0656 Riad el Solh Beyrouth - Lebanon 1107 2050
    Tel : (961) 1 483513
    • Founded 1951
    • Titles on backlist 50
    Librairie Nationale, a Morocco-based company, publishes textbooks in French and Arabic for public schools in Morocco, from elementary to high school level. It also markets customized titles from the Group’s backlist to private schools in Morocco, and distributes Hachette Livre’s and other publishers’ backlists in all editorial genres in the Moroccan market.


    Lotissement n° 03 El Farah II, Quartier Industriel - Bd Hassan II Mohammedia - Morocco
    Tel : (212) (0)5 23 31 96 30
    • Founded 2011
    NEI-Ceda, the leading publishing house in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa, is the result of the merger of NEI (Nouvelles Editions Ivoiriennes) and Ceda (Centre d’Edition et de Diffusion Africaines) in 2011. Based in Abidjan, NEI-Ceda publishes textbooks, literature and children’s books. Hachette Livre controls 70% of the company.


    01 Boulevard de Marseille 1818 Abidjan 01 - de Côte d'Ivoire
    Tel : (225) 21 21 64 70