Hachette (publisher)

Hachette (French pronunciation: ​[a.ʃɛt]) is a French publisher.

Hachette logo
Parent companyLagardère Publishing
Country of originFrance
Headquarters locationParis
Key peopleArnaud Nourry (CEO)
Official websitehachette.com/en


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.[1]

In 1996 it merged with the Hatier group. In 2004, Hachette acquired dictionary publisher Éditions Larousse. 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. In June 2013, Hachette announced that it would acquire Hyperion Books from Disney.[2] It is one of the largest English-language publishers, known as the "Big Five".

In 2018, it announced its Robinson Millenials label, under which it would be publishing webcomics in partnership with Hiveworks Comics.[3]

Corporate affairs

Hachette has its headquarters in the Beaugrenelle district in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.[4][5]

Hachette's head office previously occupied a building at the intersection of Saint-Germain and Saint-Michel in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area. It later moved to its current location.[6]

Hachette planned to lease 9,900 square metres (107,000 sq ft) of space at a building in Malakoff, Hauts de Seine around 2011, even though the building in the 15th arrondissement was being renovated.[5]

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.[7] However, in August 2014, the deal was called off because Hachette and the other parties involved decided the deal was too complicated.[8] The deal eventually went through in April 2016 with Perseus's publishing assets and imprints going to Hachette, and distribution assets to Ingram.[9]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Hachette Livre: Key Dates". Retrieved on 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ Edmund Lee (28 June 2013). "Hachette Will Acquire Disney's Hyperion Book Publishing Business". Bloomberg.
  3. ^ "Robinson, une nouvelle collection de bandes dessinées en partenariat avec Hiveworks". hachette.fr (in French). Hachette Livre. 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ Hachette Livre, Hachette.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011. "Hachette Livre 43, quai de Grenelle 75905 Paris Cedex 15"
  5. ^ a b Gary, Nicolas (May 17, 2010). "Hachette migrera des services de sa direction à Malakoff". actualitte.com. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  6. ^ 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."
  7. ^ "Perseus Books Group being acquired by Hachette". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Hachette Calls Off Perseus Book Purchase". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 August 2014.(subscription required)
  9. ^ Natasha Onwuemezi, "Perseus sale to Hachette Book Group completed", The Bookseller, 1 April 2016

Further reading

External links

Dictionnaire de la langue française (Littré)

The Dictionnaire de la langue française by Émile Littré, commonly called simply the "Littré", is a four-volume dictionary of the French language published in Paris by Hachette.The dictionary was originally issued in 30 parts, 1863–72; a second edition is dated 1872–77. A further edition is reported in 1877, published by Hachette.

An on-line version is available for PC, Mac and IOS (app for iPhone, iPad and iPod): [1].

The British Library's on-line integrated catalogue describes the contents as: 1o Pour la nomenclature...: 2o Pour la grammaire...: 3o Pour la signification des mots...: 4o Pour la partie historique...: 5o Pour l’étymologie..


Hachette may refer to:

Hachette (surname)

Hachette (publisher), a French publisher, the imprint of Lagardère Publishing

Hachette Book Group USA, the American subsidiary

Hachette Distribution Services, the distribution arm

Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Hachette Livre is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group. HBG was formed when Hachette Livre purchased the Time Warner Book Group from Time Warner on March 31, 2006. Its headquarters are located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Hachette is considered one of the big-five publishing companies, along with Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1.

Hachette Books

Hachette Books, formerly Hyperion Books, is a general-interest book imprint division of the Hachette established in 1990. Hachette publishes general-interest fiction and non-fiction books for adults. A former subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, it was originally named after Hyperion Avenue, the location of Walt Disney Studios prior to 1939.

Hachette took over a 1,000 book backlist when Hyperion was purchased from Disney with 250 bestselling novels, including Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Hard Call

Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them is a book written by United States Senator John McCain with Mark Salter. Its theme is decision-making based on personal principles. The hardcover edition was released August 14, 2007, and the paperback edition was subsequently released on February 29, 2008.

McCain outlines a six-part structure for "hard calls," with several detailed anecdotes illustrating each of the six parts:

Awareness: Jackie Robinson "intruding" into all-white baseball; and Wernher von Braun, the rocket scientist.

Foresight: Winston Churchill; Alexander Graham Bell; and Ronald Reagan when standing up to the Soviet Union.

Timing: Boeing's production of the commercial jet aircraft; Gillette's invention of the disposable razor; and Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin meeting for the peace process.

Confidence: Civil War General George B. McClellan; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; and the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Humility: The founding of Liberia; Harry Truman; and Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon.

Inspiration: The white commander of America's first black regiment; Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and Abraham Lincoln.

Headline Publishing Group

Headline Publishing Group is a British publishing company. It was founded in 1986 by Tim Hely Hutchinson. In 1993, Headline bought Hodder & Stoughton and the company became Hodder Headline Ltd. In 1999, Hodder Headline was acquired by WH Smith. It was acquired by Hachette Livre, from the WHSmith Group PLC, in 2005.

Le Livre de poche

Le Livre de Poche (literally "The Pocket Book") is the name of a collection of publications which first appeared on 9 February 1953 under the leadership of Henri Filipacchi and published by the Librairie générale française, a subsidiary of Hachette. In terms of its influence on the mainstream book market, it shares a similar popularity in France as publishers like Penguin and Signet do in English-speaking territories.

Let Trump Be Trump

Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency is a memoir about the successful 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. It was originally published on December 5, 2017 by Center Street, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. It was co-authored by Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, and David Bossie, the head of Citizens United and Trump's final deputy campaign manager. It is the first book about the Trump campaign to be published by the campaign's insiders.

Little, Brown Book Group

Little, Brown Book Group is a UK publishing company. Since 2006 Little, Brown Book Group has been owned by Hachette UK, a subsidiary of Hachette Livre. The company was sold to Hachette UK by Time Warner who owned Little, Brown UK and USA.

Little, Brown Book Group publishes across the following imprints:







Hachette Audio

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ViragoLittle, Brown has won the Publisher of the Year Award four times – in 1994, 2004, 2010 and 2014.

Orion Publishing Group

Orion Publishing Group Ltd. is a UK-based book publisher. It is owned by Hachette Livre. In 1998 Orion bought Cassell.

Patriot Act (novel)

Patriot Act is Australian thriller author James Phelan second book, and the second book in the Lachlan Fox series.

Playing It My Way

Playing It My Way is the autobiography of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. It was launched on 5 November 2014 in Mumbai. The book summarises Tendulkar's early days, his 24 years of international career and aspects of his life that have not been shared publicly. It entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. In India, it broke the record set by Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs for being the most pre-ordered biographical book.

The Barsac Mission

The Barsac Mission (French: L'Étonnante Aventure de la Mission Barsac) is a novel attributed to Jules Verne and written (with inspiration from two unfinished Verne manuscripts) by his son Michel Verne. First serialized in 1914, it was published in book form by Hachette in 1919. An English adaptation by I. O. Evans was published in 1960 in two volumes, Into the Niger Bend and The City in the Sahara. It includes a hidden city, called in English "Blackland", in the Sahara Desert.

Because of the interest of Jules Vernes in Esperanto, the original draft, by himself, called "Voyage d'étude", contained references to the language. When his son finished the work, he removed those references.

The Billions of Arsène Lupin

The Billions of Arsène Lupin is a detective novel by Maurice Leblanc about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in 29 daily serials, illustrated by Jean Oberle in Auto from 10 January to 11 February 1939, then published in volume 16 in Hachette (Collection "The Enigma" No. 13) in November 1941, with illustrations by André Pécoud.

The Hachette edition of 1941, a story that has not been written, in fact, beyond 1939, is the only edition in 1987 before insertion of this ultimate story of Arsène Lupin in the collection of Francis Lacassin (Volume 4, published in 1987). Thus, there are two posthumous editions. It is likely that illness and death had prevented the author of completing this novel; the family has refused for 46 years to a second issue, to respect the memory of the novelist. "If not adhere to this rule is to avoid compromising the completeness of our edition" 2.

The Hachette edition 1941 is incomplete: one of the 29 operas "L'Auto", n ° 23 of February 3, 1939, was omitted by mistake. Error repeated in the reissue Robert Laffont 1987: Volume 4 of "Mouthpieces" collection is similarly amputated.

The Geography of Bliss

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World is the New York Times-bestselling humorous travel memoir by longtime National Public Radio foreign correspondent Eric Weiner. In the book, Weiner travels to spots around the globe—including Iceland, Bhutan, Moldova and Qatar—to search out how different countries define and pursue happiness. Weiner is also the author of Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine.

According to Kirkus Reviews, the book is "Part travelogue, part personal-discovery memoir....reads like Paul Theroux channeling David Sedaris on a particularly good day."

Tranny (book)

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is an autobiography by Laura Jane Grace, co-written with Noisey editor Dan Ozzi and published by Hachette Books on November 15, 2016.

Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal is the debut graphic novel by YouTube personality Daniel Middleton (alias DanTDM) and features characters that have appeared in his videos for All Ages. Commercially, the book was a success spending three weeks at the top of the list of bestselling books in the world as well as reaching the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover graphic books in Japan.

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