Albin Michel is one of France’s foremost literary and educational publishers, and has been honoured by the country’s highest literary awards.The company was founded in 1901 by Albin Michel, grandfather of current president and publisher Francis Esménard, and its imprints include Les editions Albin Michel, Magnard-Vuibert (also the name of the company’s educational group, which includes Delagrave, Casteilla and Librairie des écoles). Albin Michel also holds a 40% share of Le Livre de Poche, while Hachette holds 60%.

Among Albin Michel’s French-language authors are Amélie Nothomb, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Katherine Pancol, Pierre Lemaître (prix Goncourt 2013), Jean Christophe Grangé, Maxime Chattam, and Didier Van Cauvelaert. International authors include Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King and Thomas Harris.

Albin Michel releases roughly 850 new titles per year, with a backlist of more than 6,000) and had 483 employees in 2013.

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Net profits were 12.9 million EUR in 2013 (down from 14.1 million EUR in 2012).

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