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F ocu s from . . . >rance B ook p roduction in F rance is p erforming well T he book market in F rance is 2 0 0 9 and accou nt ed for 1 7 . 3 % of t it les Desp ite a dynamic editorial offering, p erforming well produ ced in 2 0 1 2 ( 2 0 1 1 : 1 5 . 9 % ) . the book industry suffers from a Ab ou t 8 7 % of F rench people declare t h at B esides, t h e F rench b ook indu st ry is general decline reading is one of t h eir daily act ivit ies, st rongly represent ed glob ally w it h F rom 2 0 0 3 t o 2 0 1 1 , b ook sales in F rance and 6 9 % of F rench people over 1 5 y ears H ach et t e Livre, t h e w orld’ s six t h - largest increased b y 6 . 5 % . old h ave read at least one ent ire pu b lish ing grou p, present in 2 5 cou nt ries, b ook in 2 0 1 4 . R eaders’ loy alt y can b e w it h 1 2 , 0 0 0 t it les annu ally . T h e F rench b ook indu st ry h as w it nessed ex plained b y t h e Loi Lang ( Lang Law ) , T he comics industry is a real driving a drop of 4 . 1 % b et w een 2 0 1 1 and 2 0 1 3 . o`ic` iehokek a fiped hrice for Zoock$ engine for the book market in F rance D igit al b ook s h ave increased more t h an b u t foremost b y t h e w ide variet y of t h e 2 9 % in 2 0 1 3 , represent ing € 1 0 5 million edit orial offering, w h ich cont inu es t o M ore t h an 3 6 million comic st rips w ere and a 4 0 % increase in t w o y ears. T h e grow y ear aft er y ear, in nu mb er of t it les, sold in 2 0 1 3 , h igh ligh t ing t h e real int erest rat e of digit al reading h as t ripled from w it h a 6 . 2 % in 2 0 1 3 . of F rench people in t h is indu st ry . In 2 0 1 3 , 5 % t o more t h an 1 5 % , follow ing t h is M oreover, F rench t it les are gaining in t h e b est seller in t h e w h ole b ook indu st ry grow t h t rend. H ow ever, digit al sales are popu larit y , b ot h at h ome and t h rou gh ou t w as a comic st rip: Astérix chez les Pictes, not enou gh t o compensat e for ph y sical t h e w orld: t h e nu mb er of t ranslat ions w it h more of 1 . 6 million copies sold. losses. In t h e sh ort t erm, t h e digit al from F rench h as risen st eadily since revolu t ion does not seem t o b e t h e miracle solu t ion for t h e b ook indu st ry , and more t h an 8 5 % of F rench people B ook p roduction increase in 2 0 1 2 ( in number of titles) admit t o prefer reading on paper. + 6 , 2% 7 9 , 3 0 0 8 1 , 3 0 0 8 6 , 3 0 0 7 4 , 8 0 0 2 0 0 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 S ou rce: S y ndicat nat ional de l’ é dit ion ( S N E ) , 2 0 1 3 | ,0 Cultural times L`e Õrst _dobad eah o^ cudturad an\ creatine in\ustries

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