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Hachette Livre to distribute Éditions Gallmeister


Lagardère Publishing

Vanves, 21 March 2024

Hachette Livre is pleased to announce a partnership with Gallmeister, an independent publisher of world literature. The Group will take a minority stake in the new Gallmeister distribution structure, Sequoia, and will distribute the publisher’s books beginning on 1 January 2025.

Founded in 2005, Éditions Gallmeister has grown to prominence in the literary landscape through a combination of high creative standards, visually appealing designs, and a commitment to quality literature from around the globe.

Hachette Livre will share its experience and expertise in distribution and promotion to support Gallmeister’s continued development. The partnership will provide Gallmeister with an extensive range of services and innovations offered by Hachette Livre.

In addition, Hachette Livre will take a minority stake in Sequoia, the subsidiary recently established by Gallmeister to distribute its releases directly to booksellers.

Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of Lagardère SA and the world’s third-largest mainstream publishing group (trade and educational). With revenue of €2,809 million in 2023, it is the market leader in France, number two in the UK, third in Spain and fourth in the US (in trade publishing). The Group comprises over 200 imprints which together publish around 15,000 new titles each year in a dozen languages (mainly French, English and Spanish). It covers all segments of the mainstream publishing market: general fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, children’s and YA books, illustrated books, travel guides, textbooks, study guides and partworks.

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