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Lagardère Publishing, operating mainly under the Hachette Livre imprint, is the world’s third-largest consumer publishing group in the trade and educational markets. It brings together more than 200 publishing brands and releases around 15,000 new titles each year, in a dozen languages, mainly in French, English and Spanish.

Lagardère Publishing serves all segments of the consumer publishing market, including textbooks and extra-curricular works, general literature, illustrated books, partworks, dictionaries, children and young adult titles, paperbacks and travel guides.

Lagardère Publishing stands out for its broad range of paper, audio and digital formats and diverse business lines covering publishing, marketing and distribution.

It is pursuing an acquisition strategy both in France and internationally, while diversifying beyond books into adjacent markets such as board games (Hachette Boardgames), mobile games (Hachette Mobile Studios) and premium stationery (Paperblanks).

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2022 key figures

  • €2,748 million in revenue
  • €302 million in recurring EBIT
  • 7,479 employees
  • Over 200 publishing brands
  • Over 120,000 titles in digital format
  • Over 15,000 new releases each year

2022 leading positions

  • No. 3 trade publisher worldwide
  • 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