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  • Fleuve Éditions

    Fleuve Editions

    Created in 1949, Fleuve Éditions has always had a penchant for popular literature. Through multiple mutations, it has retained a sense of curiosity and a desire to share its discoveries, while remaining attentive to the evolution of society and the public's tastes. It launched the phenomenon of "chick lit" in France with Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada. Fleuve Éditions publishes broad-based general literature - novels, detective fiction, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy - as well as documents and illustrated books such as the highly successful Simon's Cat.

  • Pocket


    Set up in 1962 under the name of "Presses Pocket", Pocket is a publisher of paperback collections that cover all the different genres of fiction and non-fiction. It is one of France's leading paperback publishers, and its regular growth is a result of ongoing editorial work that aims at diversifying its range of authors, titles and genres, in keeping with its consistently high standards.

  • 10/18


    Created in 1962, 10/18 is justifiably proud of its record in discovering new literary talent. It also has one of the finest catalogues of contemporary literature in paperback by non-French writers. It is widely admired for its detective novels set in the four corners of the world, and in the labyrinths of History.

  • PKJ


    Since its creation in 1994, PKJ has continued to bring the pleasures of reading to younger children and adolescents. It is now among the leading French publishers of fiction in this market.

  • Kurokawa


    Since its creation in September 2005, Kurokawa has become a major actor in the manga market, which now represents sales of more than 10 million volumes each year in France, and has given the comic book a shot in the arm.

  • 12-21


    It was in 2010 that Univers Poche decided to implement a development strategy for its digital products. This involves compiling a strong and high quality catalogue, offering e-readers diversified reading materials in different areas of literature and the human sciences. There is also to be a higher profile for its imprints – 10/18, Fleuve Editions, Pocket and PKJ. The strategy will utilise all the editorial, commercial and marketing possibilities opened up by new technologies.

Presentation of Univers Poche

Univers Poche has 6 imprints with complementary editorial policies – Fleuve Éditions, Pocket, 10/18, PKJ, Kurokawa and 12-21 – whose catalogues feature numerous prestigious names covering the entire field of literature, both fiction (novels, detective stories, thrillers, humour, children's books, science fiction, fantasy, etc.) and non-fiction (documents, essays, human sciences, practical psychology, foreign language study). We are particularly concerned with protecting our authors' interests.

With sales of 26 million books in 2014, Univers Poche is :

  • France's number one paperback publisher
         o The first publisher in contemporary fiction for 10 years, with 6 out of 10 of
            the best-selling books
  • France’s number two publisher of children's books
  • France’s number five publisher of manga
  • The 8th publisher in hardback modern fiction
         o More precisely 3rd in mysteries/thriller

Operating in the entertainment sector, Univers Poche, now more than ever, combines exacting standards with people's need for escapism, discovery and knowledge.

Univers Poche is a major force in French publishing. It is resolutely committed to the future, accepting the challenges of today and tomorrow with a high level of motivation and conviction. The company's dynamic professionalism and creativity are directly linked to realities on the ground, and its constant innovation anticipates the evolution and development of its markets.