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Highlights

2020 KEY FIGURES

  • 88 new partworks launched worldwide. 
  • 16,013 new titles published by Lagardère Publishing worldwide.
  • 1 million copies handled per day by Hachette Livre Distribution in France.
  • 6,954 permanent employees worldwide at Hachette Livre.
  • 1 million copies of Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun, published on 4 August 2020, sold during the first week after release in the United States, in all formats. 
  • 20 million downloads of the Jardin des mots mobile game from the IsCool Entertainment studio since its creation in 2018.


LEADING POSITIONS

  • No. 1 publisher in France
  • No. 1 publisher of partworks worldwide
  • No. 1 book distributor in France
  • No. 2 publisher in the United Kingdom
  • No. 3 private-capital publisher in the trade and educational markets
  • No. 4 publisher in the United States


2020-2021 KEY DATES

  • February 2020
    Hachette Book Group announces the signing of an agreement with National Geographic Partners on the distribution and circulation of books published by National Geographic starting 1 October.
    Studio H, a board game creator and publisher which was recently launched by Hachette Boardgames, wins "Game of the Year" at the 2020 As d'Or awards for Oriflamme.
  • July 2020
    Hachette UK is selected as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 by The Times.
  • August 2020
    Release of Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun along with the latest volume of the Twilight series in France, the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • September 2020
    Hachette UK acquires Laurence King Publishing, a leading specialist in creative arts publishing and stationery in the United Kingdom.
  • November 2020
    UK Release of J.K. Rowling's The Ickabog at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
    First volume of Barack Obama's memoires A Promised Land is released at Fayard.
  • December 2020
    The new La Grenade label at JC Lattès, created for new voices and debut novelists, is recognised for editorial creativity at the 2020 edition of the Livres Hebdo publishing awards.
    Alianza receives the Librotea de los lectores prize, awarded to the publisher that receives the largest number of positive comments and the most requests from users of Librotea, Spain's leading reading and book website.
  • February 2021
    Acquisition of French board game publisher Sorry We Are French.
  • March 2021
    Appointment of Pierre Leroy as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Livre and Fabrice Bakhouche as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
  • June 2021
    Acquisition of French board game publisher Hiboutatillus, creator of the game Blanc-manger Coco.
    Hachette Livre partners with the Randolph Group, a Canadian board game distributor and publisher, to drive the development of Hachette Boardgames in North America.
  • September 2021
    Hachette Book Group acquires independent US publisher Workman Publishing.
    Release of Guillaume Musso's new novel, L'inconnue de la Seine, published by Calmann-Lévy.
  • October 2021
    Release of Asterix and the Griffin, the 39th instalment of the Asterix series (Éditions Albert René).

 


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