Fabrice Piault, born 1959, is the Editor in Chief of the French Book Trade media Livres Hebdo, and a co-founder of the international Book Trade magazines network PubMagNet.
Graduated in History and Political Sciences from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and in Journalism from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (Paris), he started his carreer as a journalist at the Agence France Presse (AFP). Since he joined in 1987 Livres Hebdo, where he has been successively editor, Chief of Informations, Deputy Editor in Chief and, from 2015, Editor in Chief, he has been particularly committed to the economic and international challenges in the Book Industry, initiating in 2007 the « Global 50 », the Annual World Ranking of the Publishing Industry researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting. In 2019-2020, he has achieved a full transformation of Livres Hebdo to a global online and offline media producing news, charts and datas, a large selection of features and many sorts of digital and physical events and services, including successful Trade Awards for Publishers, Booksellers and Librarians.
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