January 17, 2022

Google Books: "Google Strikes Deal With French Publisher La Martiniere Groupe"

From Dow Jones Newswires:

The deal is the second major agreement the web giant reaches with a publishing house, following a controversy over the group’s digital library project.


“This collaboration constitutes an important step in our relationships with French publishers and contributes to the preservation of the French culture,” Philippe Colombet, head of Google Books France, said in a statement.

Under the terms of the deal, Google and La Martiniere Groupe will jointly set up a catalog of books to be scanned that are no longer sold by the publisher. La Martiniere Groupe will decide which books Google is allowed to scan.

La Martiniere can also dictate which of the scanned books can then be sold on Google’s Ebooks platform and two groups will share any revenue generated through a sale.

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See Also: Here’s the Official Google France Blog Post Announcement About the Deal (in French)

See Also: After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France (via NY Times; August 7, 2011)
Info about deal with Hachette Livre.

See Also: La Martinière Web Site (French)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.