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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 Education markets. It brings together more than 200 publishing brands and releases over 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 also diversifying beyond books into adjacent markets such as Board Games and Premium Stationery in France and in the international market.

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2023 key figures

  • €2,809 million in revenue
  • €301 million in recurring EBIT
  • 7,601 employees
  • Over 200 publishing brands
  • Over 129,000 titles in digital format
  • Over 15,000 new titles

2023 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