Éditions Robert Laffont

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Éditions Robert Laffont is a book publishing company in France founded in 1941 by Robert Laffont. Its publications are distributed in almost all francophone countries, but mainly in France, Canada and in Belgium.

It is considered as one of the most important French publishing houses. Imprints belonging to Éditions Robert Laffont include éditions Julliard, les Seghers, Foreign Rights and Nil Éditions. In 1990, Éditions Robert Laffont was acquired by the French publishing group Groupe de La Cité. It is now part of Editis

Éditions Robert Laffont published the Quid encyclopedia from 1975 to 2007, but announced that the 2008 edition of the encyclopedia would not be published after annual sales had fallen from a high of 400,000 to less than 100,000, apparently because of competition from online information sources such as Wikipedia.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Diapason (Editions Robert Laffont) (1991). Dictionary of discs and compact: Guide criticizes enregistrée classical music / Dictionnaire des disques et des compacts: Guide critique de la musique classique enregistrée. Paris: R. Laffont. pp. 4e édition. ISBN 2-221-06682-0. OCLC 28100158. 
  • Editions Robert Laffont; Bompiani (Firm) (1999). Encyclopedic dictionary of French literature / Dictionnaire encyclopédique de la littérature française. Paris: R. Laffont. pp. Bouquins. ISBN 2-221-08953-7. OCLC 41482549. 
  • Editions Robert Laffont; Bompiani (Firm) (1994). The new dictionary of the authors: all time and all countries / Le nouveau dictionnaire des auteurs: de tous les temps et de tous les pays. Paris: R. Laffont. pp. Nouv. éd. actualisée. ISBN 2-221-06888-2. OCLC 32859170. 
  • Editions Robert Laffont; Bompiani (Firm) (1994). The new dictionary of writings: all time and all countries / Le nouveau dictionnaire des œuvres: de tous les temps et de tous les pays. Paris: R. Laffont. pp. Nouv. éd. actualisée. ISBN 2-221-06887-4. OCLC 32468859. 
  • Frémy, Michèle (1979). Big Quid illustrates: everything for all in eighteen very coloured volumes / Grand Quid illustre : tout pour tous en dix-huit volumes tout en couleurs. Paris: R. Laffont. OCLC 62984148. 
  • Mayére, Pierre; V. Bedin (1982). Grand Quid illustrates: the history of the world / Le Grand Quid illustré: l'histoire du monde. Paris: R. Laffont. ISBN 2-221-50361-9. OCLC 10303872. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lichfield, John (20 February 2008). "France's favourite encyclopaedia falls victim to Wikipedia". Paris: The Independent. 

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