French books enjoy success abroad

Discover the place of the French book in the global literary scene.


Translation rights to 14,087 titles were assigned in 2016, covering over 50 languages in all

Digital rights

16% of digital rights were assigned simultaneously.

This figure remained stable in comparison with 2015 (15% of assignment contracts).


Children’s books, fiction and comicbooks accounted for over 72% of assignments made: 1 in every 3 titles was a children’s book and 1 in every 4 was a comicbook.


The main translation languages were Chinese, Spanish and Italian.

Over 1000 contracts were concluded for each of the three languages.


Source: French Publishers Association (SNE) (France-International statistical benchmarks, 2016-2017)

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