Quebec's Publishing Scene Taking The Written Word Back to France
The Canadian province of Quebec has about 6 million French-speaking inhabitants. In comparison there are only 4.2 million French-speakers in Belgium. French publishers have got the point and export their goods there, but this has not prevented home-grown equivalents from springing up. Indeed some, such as Boréal, Leméac, L'Hexagone, Lux Editeur, XYZ and Mémoire d'Encrier, have broken into the international market.
French publishers such as Bayard Jeunesse Canada and Flammarion Québec straddle the great divide, represented in both France and Quebec, along similar lines to ventures by publishers marketing books in English or Spanish.