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French chain Decitre launches online community

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

The Decitre chain of bookstores has created an online community to help consumers find books to...

French law on out of print works 'world first'

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

France is claiming a world first with its imminent adoption of a new law that lays down the rules...

Google Set To Relaunch OnePass, Halting French Papers’ Kiosk

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-31

paidContent understands Google is set to make some big first-anniversary upgrades to its OnePass paid content system in the next few weeks, designed to increase slow take-up among publishers. The...

'French BookScan needed', says Gallimard

The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

Antoine Gallimard, president of the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’...

Carrère wins first French "prize of prizes"

The Bookseller – 2011-12-19

The first annual literary ‘prize of prizes’ has been awarded to Emmanuel Carrè...

French book trade protests at VAT hike

The Bookseller – 2011-12-14

French booksellers have called it a "catastrophe" that VAT rates will go up to 7% in...

French VAT rise threat to books

The Bookseller – 2011-11-08

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 09:26 French prime minister François Fillon has announced that the reduced VAT rate applying to books would be raised from 5.5% to...

Hollinghurst, Moran, French win at Galaxy awards

The Bookseller – 2011-11-07

Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:00 Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child (Picador) which was controversially omitted from this year's Man Booker shortlist, has been lauded at the Galaxy...

Fire hits French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo after it publishes cartoons of the prophet Muhammad

Editors Weblog – 2011-11-03

The offices of Paris-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was set ablaze last night at around 1am, after a storm of complaints from indignant French citizens who were outraged by the satirical...

French government defends magazine firebombed over Muhammad cartoon

Guardian – 2011-11-03

Politicians condemn 'incursion on press freedom' after Charlie Hebdo's Paris headquarters are torched and website hackedThe French government has rushed to the defence of the satirical magazine...

French magazine firebombed in response to satire of Prophet Muhammad

Poynter. – 2011-11-02

The Telegraph

Muhammad cartoon sparks attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo - video

Guardian – 2011-11-02

The Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by fire

A French Manifesto to Unite Occupy Wall Street: William D. Cohan

BusinessWeek – 2011-11-01

You’ve got to love the French. The best-selling book on Amazon.com’s French site is “Indignez- vous!,” an exceedingly slim, elegant rumination on the state of the world by Stephane Hessel, a...

Toubon confident over French VAT cut on e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-10-05

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 05/10/2011 - 08:51 Former French culture minister Jacques Toubon has said he has high hopes that France will be able to cut VAT on e-books from...

French papers team up to break Apple stranglehold

Reuters – 2011-09-21

PARIS (Reuters) - Apple's tight control over media content on its iPad is about to fall foul of some of France's most powerful newspapers and magazines, which hope that by teaming up they can stop...

de Montchalin new French BA president

The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 08:50 The French Booksellers Association has elected vice-president Matthieu de Montchalin to succeed Benoît Bougerol as president,...

French publishers drop charges against Google

The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard have confirmed they have dropped charges against Google for...

French Publishers Drop Lawsuits Against Google Book Scanning

PC World – 2011-09-09

Three French publishers have dropped lawsuits against Google alleging that the company infringed their copyright.

French publishers may drop claim against Google

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard appear to be dropping charges against Google for digitising...

Pan Mac acquires French bestseller

The Bookseller – 2011-09-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 08:15 Pan Macmillan has acquired a title which has sold, according to the publisher, more than a quarter of a million copies in...

French publishers back indie booksellers

The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 08:55 Two French publishers have launched a public call to arms to defend independent booksellers, which continue to suffer from...

French online-only publishers join forces

The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 07:50 Twenty French online-only book publishers and other digital providers have joined forces for the first time to launch the new...

French authors cautious on latest Google deal

The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 15:01 French authors have given a cautious welcome to last week’s agreement for Google to scan out-of-print or unavailable...

Google Reaches Deal With 2nd French Publisher

The New York Times – 2011-08-26

La Martinière will split revenue with the U.S. Internet company from digital sales of out-of-print, copyright-protected works.

Google, French publisher strike deal

Boston.com – 2011-08-26

A second French publisher has reached a deal on digital books with Google to settle a copyright lawsuit in exchange for control over how its out-of-print, copyright-protected works are scanned and...

French and Watson lead strong first half for debuts

The Bookseller – 2011-08-24

Written By: Philip Stone and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 24/08/2011 - 08:31 Dawn French and S J Watson are the most successful debut novelists of the year so far across paperback and...

French government lauds independents

The Bookseller – 2011-08-15

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 15/08/2011 - 08:41 Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co is among the 46 bookshops to be nationally recognised as libraires indépendantes de...

Mail boosts Dukan as French reclaims top spot

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:10 A resurgent Dawn French narrowly beat Sophie Kinsella to the summit of The Official UK Top 50 this week. The former’s A Tiny Bit...

French favourite for third week

The Bookseller – 2011-07-12

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 15:33 Dawn French has retained her position at the summit of the Official UK Top 50 for a third week. The mass-market edition of...

French publisher La Martinière joins the iBookstore.

The Bookseller – 2011-07-06

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 06/07/2011 - 07:32 La Martinière is the latest French publisher to sign up to sell e-books through Apple’s iBookstore. About 150 La Martinière...

French editors launch digital newsstand on iPhone and iPad

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-05

After almost a year of collaboration, the French ePresse application has been released on the iPhone and iPad. ePresse, a digital newsstand, is the product of eight press organizations collaborating...

French novel UK bestseller

The Bookseller – 2011-06-28

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 15:11 Dawn French’s A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Penguin), the bestselling hardback début novel of 2010, was the bestselling book in the UK...

Google Faces Claim for €295M Damages in French Court

PC World – 2011-06-28

A French publishing company has filed suit against Google, alleging anti-competitive practices and claiming €295 million (US$420 million) in damages.

French protest over 'rue Gaston Gallimard'

The Bookseller – 2011-06-14

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 14:11 The renaming of half a Paris street as rue Gaston Gallimard on 15th June to mark the publisher's 100th anniversary is being...

Internet companies must fund creativity, claims French minister

The Bookseller – 2011-05-23

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 23/05/2011 - 15:35 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand has said internet companies must contribute more to financing creativity....

French poll says publishers less reliable than a decade ago

The Bookseller – 2011-05-19

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:58 Fewer French booksellers think publishers are "serious and reliable" than they did 10 years ago, a survey has revealed. Among...

Three French publishers file new lawsuit against Google

The Bookseller – 2011-05-11

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 08:11 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard are suing Google for having scanned 9,797 books without prior...

French indie portal launches

The Bookseller – 2011-03-29

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:20 The French internet portal for independent booksellers, 1011libraires.com, will finally be launched on 4th April after several...

De Marque adds over 250 French-language titles to the iBookstore in Canada, including "La révolution des gaz de schiste", "Hell.com" and Epizzod series, "Pavel" et "Psy malgré moi"

CNW – 2011-03-23

QUÉBEC, March 23 /CNW Telbec/ - De Marque today announced that they have added over 250 ebook titles to the iBookstore. Popular works such as "La révolution des gaz de schiste", "Hell.com" and...

Hachette to bring French out of copyright titles into print

The Bookseller – 2011-03-22

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 16:45 Hachette Livre and the French National Library (BnF) have signed a print-on-demand agreement for the publisher to sell through...

Big French publishing houses to return to Paris Book Fair

The Bookseller – 2011-03-16

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:03 The new-look Paris Book Fair will open on Friday [18th March] for four days as five of the leading French publishers ponder...

French authors happier with publishers

The Bookseller – 2011-03-16

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 13:30 French authors are increasingly satisfied with their publishers, according to the third annual survey conducted by the Civil...

French government says publishers should collaborate over e-book negotiations

The Bookseller – 2011-03-15

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 09:23 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand has urged French publishers to speak with one voice in forthcoming negotiations...

French journalist convicted on racism charge over drug dealer comment

Guardian – 2011-02-18

Self-styled enemy of political correctness Éric Zemmour found guilty after trial over remarks about police stopping minoritiesThe controversial French journalist Éric Zemmour has been found guilty...

US comic artist Spiegelman wins French prize

The Independent – 2011-01-31

US comic book artist Art Spiegelman won the top prize for his craft at France's Angouleme world comic strip festival, the organiser announced at a ceremony on Sunday.

Online news site leads charge in French scandal

Reuters – 2010-07-09

PARIS (Reuters) - An upstart online news service has led the way in investigating France's latest political funding scandal, defying President Nicolas Sarkozy's efforts to stamp his influence on the...

French indies launch book portal

The Book Seller – 2010-03-10

Seven independent booksellers with nine...

French Regional Group Selects Atex Content

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-17

French Regional Group Les Journaux du Midi chose atex content for production of print and online content by its 500 journalists from a single site, transforming the editorial workflow from its focus...

Google Loses in French Copyright Case

International Herald Tribune – 2009-12-19

Google was ordered to stop putting scanned French books in its database and to pay about $430,000 in damages.

Fine for Google over French books

BBC – 2009-12-18

Google is fined 300,000 euros in France and told to remove some titles from its digital books archive.

‘Wuthering Heights’: hot book du jour for French teens

The Christian Science Monitor – 2009-03-16

What's the hot book du jour for French teens? Number One may be "Twilight" (the mega-popular teen vampire series by American author Stephenie Meyer) but right behind seems to be "Les Hauts de...

Big French press find brand power helps online

Reuters – 2009-03-04

PARIS (Reuters) - In a grimy part of eastern Paris a morning editorial conference is underway, similar to the planning meetings that go on in newsrooms everywhere, except this one is being blogged...

Publisher’s Big Gamble on Divisive French Novel

New York Times – 2009-03-04

Harper paid about $1 million for Jonathan Littell’s “Kindly Ones,” a 983-page French novel narrated by a remorseless former Nazi SS officer, a book that has already aroused fierce passions, for...

The Slate Group Partners with Leading French Journalists to Launch French Version of Slate Magazine

Centre Daily Times – 2009-02-10

The Slate Group, publisher of Slate, The Root, The Big Money and Foreign Policy, today announced it has collaborated with leading French journalists to launch Slate.fr, an independent French online...

French minister Kouchner denies book claim

UPI – 2009-02-05

PARIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says negative claims made against him in a new book represent an attempt at character assassination.

French FM defends 'honor' in face of scathing book

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-04

France's foreign minister delivered a heartfelt defense of his "honor" in parliament Wednesday against a new book that threatens to damage his popular image as a champion of the poor and the sick.

Sarkozy offers new help for French print media

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-23

The French state will help provide free newspaper subscriptions to teenagers for their 18th birthdays, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Friday. But the bigger gift is for France's ailing print...

French Publishers Win Free-Speech Case on Algerian War History

Bloomberg – 2009-01-15

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- A French publishing house was right to publish a book by a retired general documenting his experiences during the Algerian war of independence and describing instances of...

French checkout girl becomes bestselling author

Daily Telegraph – 2008-12-30

A supermarket checkout girl has become a bestselling author in France by writing about her irritating customers.

Rwanda: French Writer Acquitted of Racial Defamation

AllAfrica.com – 2008-11-11

The Criminal Court of Paris Friday acquitted famous French writer and journalist, Pierre Pean, of complicity in racial defamation and provocation to racial discrimination following publication in...

Afghan author Rahimi wins French literary prize

AP – 2008-11-10

AP - An exiled Afghan writer won France's top literary prize on Monday for his novel about the misery of a woman caring for a husband left brain-damaged by a war wound.

French magazine banned over Islam cover

USA Today – 2008-11-05

Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco have banned this week's issue of L'Express International, a French newsmagazine, saying its cover story titled "The Jesus-Muhammad Shock" offended Islam.

Renowned writer Simard meets French students

Gulf Times – 2008-11-05

THE renowned French writer Eric Simard, 45, spoke at the French Cultural Center in Doha this week. The visit was organised by the French School, Lycee Bonaparte, where he read and wrote with the...

Moroccan ban for French magazine

BBC News – 2008-11-03

An edition of French magazine L'Express International is banned in Morocco for allegedly insulting Islam.

Italy's Veronesi picks up French book prize

AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News – 2008-11-03

PARIS (AFP) - Italy's Sandro Veronesi picked up France's prestigious Femina prize for best foreign author Monday, while Jean-Louis Fournier won the French writer's prize with a book on having...

Morocco Bans French News Magazine For "Insulting Islam"

Nasdaq – 2008-10-31

RABAT, Morocco (AFP)--The French weekly news magazine L'Express International has been banned from sale in Morocco for "insulting Islam," the country's Ministry of Information said Friday.

French Writer Wins Nobel Prize

New York Times – 2008-10-10

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio was praised by the Swedish Academy as an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy.”

Odd couple's book of letters gets French literary world buzzing

Guardian – 2008-09-21

Duo revealed as award-winning Michel Houellebecq and Benard-Henri Lévy, the leftwing philosopher

French chain condemns exclusive Sony deal

The Bookseller – 2008-09-12

Hachette Livre and French chain Fnac have...

Is French literature too spiky for British readers?

Guardian – 2008-09-11

When is a bestseller not a bestseller? When it's a bestseller in France. Alison Flood investigates the prospects of success on this side of the channel for the French publishing phenomenon The...

Jessica Reed: My French translations of Enid Blyton neglected some vital information

Guardian – 2008-08-20

Jessica Reed: As a child, I loved Enid Blyton's books. But it's only now I realise that the French translations neglected some vital information…

Hilary Swank buys film rights to French Paradox book

Decanter.com – 2008-08-14

Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has bought the film rights to best-selling lifestyle book French Women Don't Get Fat.

Gloomy autumn on way for French writing

Guardian – 2008-08-08

France's literary output will be down in every sense this year, with fewer titles published and grim subject matter prevailing

French book trade seeks law exemption

The Bookseller – 2008-08-04

French booksellers are seeking exemption to a...

Advertising: Reading Device Enlisted to Help French Papers

New York Times – 2008-07-21

Through a project called Read & Go (yes, in English), a new device allows users to download the contents of the newspapers over France Télécom’s wireless network.

Author Jackie French takes on kangaroos

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-07-16

Australian author Jackie French is on a mission -- to get children interested and involved in their local wildlife and the lessons to be learnt from them.

Raid on French car magazine refuels freedom of press debate

Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News – 2008-07-16

A raid by French prosecutors on the offices of a specialist magazine that published unauthorised pictures of one of carmaker Renault's new models has refuelled simmering controversy over press...

French authors contest new law on orphan works

The Bookseller – 2012-02-21

French authors have been signing a petition contesting a law for scanning and selling orphan and...

French booksellers cautiously optimistic over VAT rise

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

French booksellers are cautiously optimistic that their margins will not be squeezed when VAT on...

French government to digitize out-of-print 20th century works, plans ebook initiative

Engadget – 2012-03-06

It's a case of having one's cake and eating it, too. Or, in this instance, digitizing the works of others and reselling them online for a 40 percent cut. According to Le Temps, a controversial new...

French government and SNE compromise on e-rights

The Bookseller – 2012-03-16

An e-rights agreement between French publishers and authors has finally been hammered out, a year...

"Major change" predicted for French e-book market

The Bookseller – 2012-03-22

An advisory body to the French prime minister has predicted that e-books are about to shake up...

Google and French authors, publishers settle

The Bookseller – 2012-06-11

Google and French publishers and authors have officially ended six years of legal wrangles with...

French rival to Apple's Newsstand launches in UK

Media Week – 2012-06-11

Lekiosk, a digital magazine newsstand app, has launched in the UK and is offering subscriptions to around 100 titles from publishers including Condé Nast, Immediate Media and Dennis.

Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers

AllThingsD – 2012-06-11

Google Inc.'s effort to digitize the world's books inched forward Monday, as the search giant said it had struck deals with French authors and publishers that end six years of litigation and open the...

Google Strikes Deal to End Litigation With French Authors and Publishers

PC World – 2012-06-11

Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representing authors and book publishers, ending years of litigation.

Google, French publishers settle book clash

Boston.com – 2012-06-12

Internet search giant Google and a group of French book publishers say they've resolved a long-running dispute over Google's book scanning and indexing efforts.

History Press French subsidiary enters reorganisation

The Bookseller – 2012-07-03

The History Press' subsidiary in France, Editions Alan Sutton, is entering a process known as...

Kobo app for iOS goes international with support for Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish

Engadget – 2012-08-16

Kobo's Android app recently enjoyed a brief stint of global superiority, but that playing field has been leveled with the company's latest update for iOS. Like the Android version, Kobo for iOS now...

How French Publishers Are Fighting Back Against Facebook and Google's Display Ad Dominance

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-04

The battle to keep online advertising yields and returns high in a market of infinite volume and little scarcity rages on. But some publishers are deciding that it's not their fellow...

French Publishers Want to Charge Google for Republishing Articles

PC World – 2012-09-05

French publishers have relaunched a discussion about the republishing of headlines and the first paragraph of articles by Google and other search engines without...

French Media Sites Demand Google Pay for Using Their Content

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-12

Publishers want a slice of Google ad revenue. France's major online newspaper publishers have called for a new legislation which will ensure internet search engines including Google have to pay...

Long-form journalism looks set to be central to French Vanity Fair's appeal

Editors Weblog – 2012-09-18

2013 will see publishing giant Condé Nast launch a French version of Vanity Fair.  The US magazine already publishes international editions in Britain, Spain and Italy and latest member of the...

Riot Police Guard French Newspaper Office

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-19

Riot police are today guarding the offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo fearing Muslim protests after its latest issue hits the streets with cartoons of Mohammad. The magazine, whose...

Looking Behind the French Vanity Fair Announcement

The New York Times – 2012-09-23

Condé Nast's decision to start a French edition of Vanity Fair has some media executives questioning why the American publisher insisted on announcing the news now, amid a stubborn economic crisis.

New Venture Bringing French Bestsellers to U.S.

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-28

The 7th Woman by Frédérique Molay is a serial killer novel that’s sold over 150,000 copies in France and has been published in seven languages, in addition to its native French. You can add...

Google Threatens French Media With Search Engine Ban

Fast Company – 2012-10-19

Yesterday will not be remembered as a great day in Google's history. As well as the vertiginous stock slide, which sliced 9% off its share value before trading was halted for a couple of hours, the...

Google Threatens to Drop Links to French Media Sites

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-22

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Should search engines like Google have to pay publishers like newspapers for linking to their content? France says yes, Google says no -- and it's prepared to go nuclear on...

French government demands £160m taxes from Amazon

The Bookseller – 2012-11-14

France has demanded the repayment of £160 million in unpaid tax from Amazon it has been...

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