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The Make Books Travel Podcast

42 EpisodesProduced by Marleen SeegersWebsite

The Make Books Travel podcast offers a behind-the-scenes look at the international publishing scene. Literary agent Marleen Seegers interviews the industry's key players, who all have one thing in common: they make books travel, for instance from one language to another, from manuscript to published… read more


S1 E8: Current French Publishing Industry Challenges Seen from an Indie Point of View. An Interview with Florent Massot

Today I am talking to Florent Massot, who founded the independent French publishing house Massot Editions in 2017. This isn’t Florent’s first publishing venture however, as he has been publishing books for over 35 years.

I wanted to sit down with him and discuss amongst others the impact of the strict lockdown measures the French government imposed in March. 

For about 2 months, it was virtually impossible to buy a book anywhere in France, either in physical or online bookstores. The French Publishers’ Union recently published a survey that showed a pretty gloomy picture of the state of the industry. 

But the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t the first crisis Florent has seen in his career, and I very much look forward to hearing his thoughts.

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