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Melbourne couple wins at 2019 Prix Sorcières

21 February 2019

Picture book Petit Soldat (Editions du Seuil), by Melbourne-based couple Pierre Jacques Ober and Jules Ober, has been awarded at the 2019 Prix Sorcières in France. Due to be published...

French book sales fell 1.6% in 2017

5 July 2018

French publishing sales fell in 2017 by 1.6% in value to €2.79 billion (A$4.4bn), according to figures from the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE), reports the Bookseller....

International Library News 

13 March 2014

UK and French libraries launch pilot ‘twinning project’Church Street Library in London, UK, and Place des Fêtes Library in Paris, France, have launched a pilot ‘twinning project’, reports the Guardian....

French book chain Chapitre closes 

12 February 2014

French bookstore chain Chapitre has completed its dissolution after the Paris commercial court approved the takeover sale of eight stores and the closure of 23 stores that couldn’t find buyers,...

Digital Virgo acquires online retailer VirginMega 

25 July 2013

In France, mobile and interactive media group Digital Virgo has acquired VirginMega, the online retail subsidiary of the defunct Virgin Megastore group, reports the Bookseller. Founded in France in 1988 by Richard...

French Virgin Megastore chain enters liquidation 

20 June 2013

In France, the Paris Commercial Court has ordered the Virgin Megastore retail chain into liquidation, reports the Bookseller. The order comes a week after the court rejected two final partial...

France demands millions in tax from Amazon 

14 November 2012

French authorities have demanded Amazon pay back taxes worth US$252 million (approximately A$242 million), reports Inside Retail. According to a document filed by Amazon to the US Securities and Exchange...

Google reaches deal with French publishers 

13 June 2012

In France, Google has reached an agreement with publishers and authors over the scanning of French works, which the internet giant hopes with ‘help jump-start’ the French ebook market, reports...

More gold for Tan 

29 January 2008

Illustrator Shaun Tan can add yet another award to his bulging CV, after taking out the Album of the Year prize at Angouleme, France's prestigious comic book festival, for The Arrival (Lothian)....