Albin Michel is one of France’s leading literary and educational publishers, and has been honored 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 and maintainsh a backlist of more than 6,000. There were 485 employees in 2014.

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Les Editions Albin Michel does not release any other financial information than the above quoted figures provided for the Ranking.

Total corporate revenue in 2014 was 167.61 million EUR, down from 168.4 million EUR in 2013. Les Editions Albin Michel does not release any other financial information.

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