• 93 new partworks launched worldwide.
  • 2.3 million copies of Blanc-manger Coco sold since its launch.
  • 158 titles published by Hachette UK on the Sunday Times bestseller list.
  • 6,919 permanent employees worldwide at Hachette Livre (excluding Workman Publishing).
  • 385 millions Asterix albums have been sold worldwide since they first appeared on the shelves.
  • 98% of the paper used by the group's publishers is recycled or certified.



  • No. 1 publisher and book distributor in France.
  • No. 1 publisher of partworks worldwide.
  • No. 2 publisher of board games in France.
  • No. 2 book publisher in the United Kingdom.
  • No. 4 book publisher in the United States.
  • No. 2 textbook publisher in Spain.


  • March
  • Pierre Leroy is appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère Publishing and Fabrice Bakhouche is appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
    Hachette Livre acquires Canadian board game publisher Le Scorpion Masqué.
  • April
  • For the second year in a row, in 2021 Hachette UK is selected as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women by The Times.
  • May
  • Pauline Hauwel is appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  • June
  • Hachette UK receives the Inclusivity in Publishing Award at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards.
    Hachette Livre acquires a majority stake in board game publisher Hiboutatillus, creator of the popular Blanc-manger Coco, and joins forces with Canada-based group Randolph, distributor and publisher of board games, to develop Hachette Boardgames in North America.
  • July
  • Hachette Livre invests in French start-up Edtech PowerZ to support its international development.
    Hachette UK acquires the English textbook publisher Illuminate Publishing.
  • September
  • Hachette Book Group acquires independent publishing group Workman Publishing, specialised in youth works, illustrated books and non-fiction.
  • October
  • Release of the 39th Asterix album, Asterix and the Griffin.
    Launch of a new Trade publishing house, Contraluz, by Hachette Spain.
  • December
  • Hachette UK acquires the UK textbook publisher John Catt Educational.

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