DQE signs global French publishing deal with Hachette Livre

MUMBAI: Hyderabad-based animation and gaming art company DQ Entertainment has signed an exclusive publishing and licensing deal for The Jungle Book with Hachette Livre for French language worldwide.
Under the terms of the agreement, Hachette has the right to publish The Jungle Book in six key segments that include story books, activity books, novelty books, workbooks and home learning, chapter books-novelisation and ebooks. The distribution channels for this deal includes book retailers, comic book stores, department stores, mail order catalogues, mass market, trade and wholesale outlets and book clubs, toy stores, direct sales and catalogue and specialty retailers. 
Hachette Livre ("Hachette") is a publisher in French language and is part of Lagard?re Media, the media division of Groupe Lagard?re, which is active in communications and media (books, press, audiovisual and distribution/retailing of cultural products) worldwide.

Says DQE chairman & CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, "Our collaboration with Hachette for the publishing of this classical property in French stands testimony to the fact that the brand Jungle Book has fabulous recognition worldwide. We believe that we have chosen the right partner to bring this property to the French denizen‘s world over."

Adds Hachette Livre director of projects Christine Foulqui?s, "We are delighted to have finalised this deal with DQE and we are very proud to be their publishing partner in France for this property. Hachette teams will promote Jungle Book in full earnest and I am certain that this is the beginning of a long-standing relationship between our two companies."

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