Black Coat Press is a small press publisher established in 2003 as a division of Hollywood Comics, an agency representing some of the world's best writers and artists in the fields of motion pictures, television, multimedia, publishing and merchandising.

Black Coat Press is primarily devoted to publishing English-language translations of classics of French popular literature, in the science fiction, fantasy and mystery genres, as well as classic French comics and a few stage plays.

In 2004, Black Coat Press launched a sister division,
Rivière Blanche, which publishes French science fiction novels in French, for the French market.

Black Coat Press' Standard Address Number is: SAN 255-366X.

Our books are manufactured by Lightning Source in their LaVergne Tennessee Production Center or their Allentown Pennsylvania Production center in the US or in their Milton Keynes Production Center in tnhe UK; all wood product components used, either in cream-colored or white bookblock paper are Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI ®) Certified Sourcing in the US and Forest Stewardship Council ™ (FSC ®) Mixed Credit, FSC ® C084699 in the UK.

Our readers sometinmes ask us: What is the differencw between "
Adapted by" and "Translated by"? Read our explanation here.

For its efforts in promoting French Literature abroad, Black Coat Press has won a major French SF Award.

For easy reference, we provide a
List of French SF Classics on this website, as well as biographies of various authors.