Self-publishing in France

The most effective way to enter the French-speaking market

The French-speaking market represents a huge opportunity : it is smaller than the English-speaking one but fast growing and French readers like translated books. If you are an English-speaking writer, you will have to give it a shot and reach new readers en France!

Bookelis is a platform that meets all your needs, from the professional staff to the ability to sell your book in print and online.

Finding the right translator

You don't have to be fluent in French, we'll do that for you! Once you've told us about your project, we select the right translator at the right cost for you (among the different professionals we work with).

An online tool for print books and ebooks

Bookelis provides a powerful online tool allowing to publish books in five easy steps.

Print books

The process is 100% free, there is no technical experience necessary and the many options ensure you to make exactly the book you want. Once your paper book is published, you can order it, whether you need one copy or a hundred.

When it is time to meet your readers, you will want to get into bookstores. Thanks to our partner Hachette Livre (one of the largest distributor in France), your book will be available at request in 10 000 bookstores in French-speaking countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, Luxembourg) and online retailers like Amazon or Fnac.


We convert your word document into an ebook suitable for all e-readers. The process is also 100% free, and on top of that, we distribute your ebook on a hundred retailers and libraries for free too! 

Publishing services for a professional approach

Readers want and deserve the best possible reading experience. Proofreading, editing, cover design, distribution, marketing tools: our professional team will give you the benefit of its high quality skills.

A team with you all the way through

Now that your book is ready, we will help you enter the French market : sending books to bloggers for reviews, social media advertising, website in French, presse release. Everything is done to increase your book's visibility. 

Contact us easily

You have a question, or you need an advice? We are available on the phone or by email every day of the week :

Phone number : +33 442 298 414

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The steps to publish