Hachette (French pronunciation: [a.ʃɛt]) is a French publisher. Founded in 1826 by Louis Hachette as Brédif, the company later became L. Hachette et Compagnie, Librairie Hachette, Hachette SA and Hachette Livre in France. After acquiring an Australian publisher, Hachette Australia was created; in the UK it became Hachette UK, and its expansion into the United States became Hachette Book Group USA.
|Parent company||Lagardère Publishing|
|Country of origin||France|
|Key people||Arnaud Nourry (CEO)|
It was founded in 1826 by Louis Hachette as Brédif, a bookshop and publishing company. It became L. Hachette et Compagnie on 1 January 1846, Librairie Hachette in 1919, and Hachette SA in 1977. It was acquired by the Lagardère Group in 1981. In 1992 the publishing assets of Hachette SA were grouped into a subsidiary called Hachette Livre (French pronunciation: [a.ʃɛt liːvʁ]), the flagship imprint of Lagardère Publishing. Hachette has its headquarters in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. In 1996 it merged with the Hatier group. In 2004, Hachette acquired dictionary publisher Éditions Larousse.
In 2002, UK publisher John Murray was acquired by Hodder Headline, which was itself acquired in 2004 by the Lagardère Group. Since then, it has been an imprint under Lagardère brand known as Hachette UK.
In 2006, it expanded into the United States when it purchased Time Warner's book-publishing division, which was then renamed Hachette Book Group USA. Part of Time Warner's holdings was Australian independent publishing house Lothian Books, which was incorporated as an imprint.
In June 2014, the company's U.S. affiliate in conjunction with Perseus Books Group, and Ingram Content Group, announced a three-way deal whereby Hachette would buy Perseus and then sell the company's client services businesses to Ingram. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. However, in August 2014, the deal was called off because Hachette and the other parties involved decided the deal was too complicated. The deal eventually went through in April 2016 with Perseus's publishing assets and imprints going to Hachette, and distribution assets to Ingram.
Hachette Livre is involved in three core businesses: publishing, partworks and distribution.
Hachette Livre has book publishing operations in their native France, as well as in Spain, Latin and North America (the former mostly in Mexico), the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, the Arab world (mostly in Lebanon and Morocco) and Francophone sub-saharan Africa.
|Spain and Latin America (Hachette España/Grupo Anaya)||
|United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (Hachette UK)||
|North America (Hachette Book Group)||
|Australia and New Zealand||
Hachette distributes partworks to France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Greece, Germany, Austria, Poland, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
- Hachette Collections (France; also distributed in Francophone parts of Belgium, Switzerland and Canada)
- Kolekcja Hachette (Poland)
- Hachette Partworks Ltd. (United Kingdom)
- Hachette Kollektsia (Russia)
- Hachette Fascicoli (Italy; also distributed in Greece, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria)
- Hachette Collections Japan
- Editorial Salvat (Spain and Latin America)
- Hachette Livre Distribution (France)
- Dilibel (Belgium)
- Diffulivre (Switzerland)
- Hachette Canada
- Lightning Source France (joint venture with Lightning Source)
- Bookpoint (United Kingdom)
- Hachette UK Distribution
- Alliance Distribution Services (Australia)
- HBG Cilent Services (United States)
- Comercial Grupo Anaya (Spain)
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Hachette Livre: Key Dates" Archived 13 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 12 March 2014.
- Hachette UK (2008). "Corporate History Highlights". Hachette UK. Hachette UK. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
- "History of Hachette Australia". www.hachette.com.au.
- "Lothian | AustLit: Discover Australian Stories". www.austlit.edu.au.
- Edmund Lee (28 June 2013). "Hachette Will Acquire Disney's Hyperion Book Publishing Business". Bloomberg.
- "Robinson, une nouvelle collection de bandes dessinées en partenariat avec Hiveworks". hachette.fr (in French). Hachette Livre. 25 May 2018.
- Denny, Neill (2 September 2020). "Hachette UK Buys Laurence King Publishing". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz, LLC. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- Hachette Livre, Hachette.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011. "Hachette Livre 43, quai de Grenelle 75905 Paris Cedex 15"
- Gary, Nicolas (17 May 2010). "Hachette migrera des services de sa direction à Malakoff". actualitte.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- Launet, Edouard. "Pas de quartier pour les éditeurs." Libération. 2 November 2009. Retrieved on 21 January 2012. "Chacun se souvient aussi du spectaculaire départ du groupe Hachette, abandonnant son énorme QG au coin des boulevards Saint-Michel et Saint-Germain pour le quai de Grenelle, dans le XVe."
- "Perseus Books Group being acquired by Hachette". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
- "Hachette Calls Off Perseus Book Purchase". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 August 2014.(subscription required)
- Natasha Onwuemezi, "Perseus sale to Hachette Book Group completed", The Bookseller, 1 April 2016
- "Hachette Livre Group| publishing France".
- "Pika Roman commence avec L'Attaque des Titans et Another !". 4 March 2016.
- "Hachette Livre Group| publishing Spain".
- "Nuestras editoriales | Grupo Anaya". www.grupoanaya.es.
- "Hachette Livre Group| publishing UK".
- "LBBG – Imprints". 13 March 2019.
- "Orion Trapeze". 26 February 2019.
- "Hachette Livre Group| publishing USA".
- Deahl, Rachel (11 November 2015). "GCP to Launch Paltrow's Goop Press". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
- Alexandra Alter (28 May 2015). "James Patterson Is Starting Imprint for Children's Books". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
- "Perseus". 29 June 2017.
- Fitzgerald, Laura (11 April 2016). "Exciting news about the future of Yen Press!". Yen Press. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
- "Yen Press to Launch JY, a Kids' Graphic Novel Imprint in Fall 2017". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
- "Hachette Livre Group| publishing new markets".
- "Hachette Livre increases stake in Azbooka-Atticus | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com.
- "Hachette Livre Group| Partworks".
- "Hachette Livre Group| distribution".
- "Hachette Livre Group| distribution France".
- "Hachette Livre Group| distribution UK".
- "Hachette Livre Group| distribution USA".
- "Hachette Livre Group| distribution Spain".
- History of Hachette Australia (includes acquisitions and changes, from 1726 UK John Murray through to 2015)
- Gill, Harsimran (17 February 2018). "'The ebook is a stupid product: no creativity, no enhancement,' says the Hachette Group CEO". Scroll.in. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
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