The Book Market in France: A Practical Guide for Canadian Publishers (2021)

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Our new market guide, The Book Market in France: A Practical Guide for Canadian Publishers, provides an overview of the book market in France, including information on:

  • Key players in publishing and distribution
  • Sales and distribution channels
  • Rights sales
  • Important contacts
  • And much more!

Written by expert consultants, Mathias Echenay and Phi-Anh Nguyen of Axiales, this market guide was produced with the support of the Trade Commissioners Service (TCS) of the Embassy of Canada in France. Its role is to support Canadian companies in navigating the French market and developing their business relations with French companies. To find out more about the TCS and the numerous services they offered to Canadian companies and individuals, visit their web pages: The TCS in France and The TCS for the Creative Industries.

About the Authors

Mathias Echenay began his career as a sales representative for Seuil. After working with Flammarion and Interforum, he was then Executive Director of CDE and CEO of FED (Gallimard / Madrigall group). Today, with his business as a publisher at La Volte, a house he founded in 2004, he is also a consultant at Axiales serving publishers and broadcasters on commercial matters.

Phi-Anh Nguyen is a recognized specialist in copyright and secondary rights: translation, derivatives, and audiovisual. Nguyen has been a publishing professional for over twenty years, working at Dorling Kindersley, Gallimard Jeunesse, and Hachette Jeunesse, as well as being an independent agent and consultant since 2008. He is also a professional trainer and consultant for publishing houses wishing to develop the transfer of translation rights and co-publishing, and a developer of software dedicated to the publishing sector (copyright, translation rights).

Axiales is a consulting company that brings together experienced professionals who have exercised operational responsibilities in various areas of the sector: publishing, marketing, promotion, distribution, bookstores, etc. Axiales consultants have been leaders and managers in both private and public structures, large or small, independent or integrated.

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