We welcome all foreign rights enquiries from publishing companies or agencies from around the world. We are present at Frankfurt, London and Bologna Bookfairs, and can be found on the French collective stand. Since the start of our Foreign Rights division in 1992, our aim is to establish long standing relationships with our foreign publishers for each collection and market. We value their feedback and try to incorporate their comments in our future works.

Once a publisher decides to purchase rights to a title, we establish the size of the print run, the proposed retail price, and negotiate terms. We can work either on a licensing basis or offer the possibility of joining an international co-edition print run. The schedules for which are available upon request. 

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The Group Play Bac is an independent publishing group, wholly owned by three partners, Gaëtan Burrus, François Dufour et Jérôme Saltet. Established in 1985, the company is renowned for its games, books, notably Les Incollables and its children’s newspaper Mon Quotidien.

Today the group employs over 80 employees and has a yearly revenue of 29M euros. It has three main activities

- Editions Play Bac: publishes books, games and stationery for children.
- Play Bac Presse: publishers daily, weekly and monthly newspapers for children aged 5-14 years.
- Editions Spéciales Play Bac: the custom publishing department that offers tailor-made publishing services.

The ideas behind our collections originate from the collaboration between our in-house creative, editorial, production and marketing teams. Equally important to our creative process is the input from both children and parents who are involved at the development stage of each project. To ensure not only the quality of the content, but also the appropriate level for each age, we also work closely with teachers and educational specialists. Hence all of our books, daily newspapers and games stimulate, entertain and ultimately empower children to learn.