Peter Lang has closed an agreement with French media group Hachette Livre to increase the availability of Peter Lang books in Francophone markets. The agreement is scheduled to start in autumn 2018 and covers two main aspects: Through its print on demand service with Lightning Source France, Hachette will print and distribute all new titles released by Peter Lang's Belgian publishing office P.I.E. Peter Lang SA. Through its Hachette Livre Distribution division, Hachette will distribute Peter Lang’s entire French Language front- and backlist from all five Peter Lang publishing offices in the Francophone countries. Through this agreement, Peter Lang expands significantly its global presence in Francophone markets and ensures optimum international distribution for its growing portfolio of French language titles.