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Founded in 1970 within the Éditions du Seuil, Points rapidly established itself as a pocket-format publisher with a literary vocation and a wide audience.

Since its creation, Points has published authors as famous as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Roland Barthes, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Henning Mankell, Robert Musil, Thomas Mann, John Irving, Elie Wiesel, Jonathan Franzen, Luis Sepulveda, Alain Mabanckou and Philippe Delerm, to only name a few.
Points positions itself as a non-specialist publisher of reference, with a varied catalogue integrating general literature, detective novels, documents and social sciences (Point essais [Points essay], Points sagesse [Points wisdom], Points histoire [Points history], Points économie [Points economy]). More collections were progressively added to the catalogue: Grands romans [Great novels], Signatures et Poésie [Signatures and Poetry], Points Vivre [Points Living] (directed by Anne Ducroq), Points Avenue [Points Avenue] (directed by Patrice Franceschi) and Le Goût des mots [A taste for words] (directed by Philippe Delerm).

Today, Points sells around 5 million books a year. With 250 new publications each year and an active catalogue counting more than 3.000 references, it is one of the major actors on the pocket-size adult market and the 3rd for thrillers in France.


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