May 27, 2022

Reuters: Hachette Says France Ready for Digital Books

From a Reuters Report:

Arnaud Nourry, the CEO of Hachette Books Group, predicted that e-books would take off in France this year and that the market would benefit from the relatively late adoption of digital reading because it would benefit from lessons learned elsewhere.

Strict rules that prevent booksellers from cutting prices, and a love of books amongst the French, have convinced Nourry that the shift to digital sales will be much less traumatic than otherwise feared.

“My bet is that in the first half of next year we’re going to see the first signs of the e-book market taking off in France,” he said at the Reuters Global Media Summit on Thursday.

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