Hachette Livre owns 49% of Azbooka-Atticus.

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Lagardère Publishing

Paris, October 28, 2014

Hachette Livre, the world’s third largest trade publishing company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère SCA, is proud to announce it has increased its stake in the capital of the Russian publisher Azbooka-Atticus from 25% to 49%.

The move reflects the successful cooperation between the two companies since Hachette Livre became a shareholder in March 2011, the vibrancy of the Russian book market, and the fine performance of Azbooka-Atticus under its new management.

Azbooka-Atticus is the third largest publishing house in Russia with sales in excess of 50 million dollars. It publishes 2,000 titles a year across several segments: Books for young readers, classic and contemporary fiction, non-fiction, business and cooking. Its list of authors include JK Rowling, Robert Galbraith, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Amélie Nothomb, Marc Lévy, Alice Munro, Patrick Modiano, Vladimir Nabokov, Patrick Süskind, Truman Capote, Mario Vargas Llosa, Malala Yousafzai, Peter Ackroyd, Anthony Beevor, Sergey Dovlatov, Victoria Tokareva, Marya Semenova, René Goscinny, Astrid Lindgren…

Press contact :

Myriam Simonneaux -  + 33 (0)1 43 92 34 20 - msimonneaux@hachette-livre.fr

Hachette Livre, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère SCA, is the world's third largest trade book publisher with sales of € 2,066 million in 2013. It is # 1 in France, # 2 in the UK, #3 in Spain and # 4 in the USA. It publishes around 16,000 new titles a year under more than one hundred different imprints in a dozen languages, but mainly in French, English and Spanish. It covers all segments of trade publishing : General fiction and non-fiction, mass market pocket books, books for young readers, illustrated books, travel guides, school books, as well as partworks. Its headquarters are in Paris, France.

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