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On April 3, 2014, Livres Canada Books gave two well-received presentations to Canadian Heritage and to the office of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Juergen Boos and Vice-President, Thomas Minkus attended both presentations.
Stay tuned for more information as we continue to promote and present the project to other departments.


Export Expertise Committee: June 17
Nominating and Governance Committee: June 25
Executive and Finance Committee: July 9
Board of Directors Meeting: July 9


Please note that our offices will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 19, 2014. We will be open for business starting at 8:15 a.m. EST on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Export Expertise

Scouting Mission to Turkey

Livres Canada Books will be organizing a scouting mission to Turkey this year. The mission will include meetings with associations, publishers, agents and distributors as well as visits to bookstores and libraries. Guidelines and delegate nomination selection forms will be sent to ANEL, ACP and ACUP in the coming weeks.

For more information, contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.


Five new and updated market guides are now available on our website.
Distribution and Sales in the UK: A Guide for Canadian Publishers, by Peter Kilborn, includes information and advice on choosing a UK distributor and sales agent, setting up product information and data feeds, UK subject classifications, recent developments in print-on-demand and digital products, and much more.
Selling Canadian Books Into Japan, by Robin Birtle, updates and revises a report commissioned by Livres Canada Books in 2004. This market guide includes new sections on licensing translation rights and opportunities in digital publishing.
Distribution and Sales in the US: Part 1 by Michael Johnson is the first part of a three-guide report. Part 1 acts as an overview of the book distribution and sales marketplace in the United States. Part 2 and Part 3 are also now available. Part 2 is intended as an overview of book distribution and sales activity in the United States and provides information on the physical and digital distribution of books and ebooks within certain key markets. Part 3 focuses on key conferences and strategies for success.
All market guides are free for eligible FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. Market guides are also available for purchase on our website.
For more information, contact Manager, Digital Publishing and International Markets, Rebecca Ross, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324 extension 229.


Register now for the Fall 2014 Rights Canada Catalogue

Registration for the Fall 2014 Rights Canada catalogue is now open. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for a chance to win a title listing for free. For more information, please consult the invitation that was sent on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Visit our website to download your copy of the Spring 2014 digital edition of the Rights Canada catalogue and view the 68 titles from 28 Canadian publishers.

Print copies of the catalogue were available at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and at the London Book Fair and promotion of each title in the catalogue is currently happening on Twitter and Facebook.
For more information, contact Communications Officer, Émilie Delattre, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canadian Studies Flyers Available Online

Visit our website to download your copy of the 2014 digital edition of the Canadian Studies Flyers and view the 103 titles from 33 Canadian publishers.
We are currently distributing print and digital Flyers. Flyers were sent to the British Association for Canadian Studies, the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland and the Canadian Studies Centre in Hungary. Flyers were available at the London Book Fair and will be available at Beijing and Frankfurt.
For more information or to request copies of the Flyers, contact Communications Officer, Émilie Delattre, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand


Registration for the Canada Stand at the 2014 Beijing International Book Fair (August 27 to 31, 2014) is still open. The 2013 stand was busier than ever and attracted a number of potential Chinese partners. Livres Canada Books supports publishers on the stand by providing an interpreter, and promotional tools, including a Mandarin-English directory of Canadian exhibitors at the Fair and the Rights Canada catalogue. The exhibitor package also includes the services of a Chinese-language and cultural advisor who will provide publishers with an analysis of the potential of their titles for the Chinese market, assistance in scheduling meetings with Chinese colleagues before the fair, and translation into Mandarin of the “sell sheets” for 2 titles.
A pay-per-title option is available for publishers who cannot attend the fair in person.
For more information, visit our website or contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


The Canada Stand for the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair is rapidly filling up, but there are still some spots available. Space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, visit our website or contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


The 51st edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair drew record numbers: 30,000 professionals (a 20% increase over last year) and 1,200 exhibitors from 74 countries attended. Eight publishers registered for the Canada Stand, including two who used the stand as a pied-à-terre for business meetings. In all, 30 Canadian publishers participated in the Fair.

Congratulations to Éditions de la Pastèque, winner of the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award and the Bologna Prize (BOP) for Best Children's Publisher of the Year in North America 2014.

For more information, contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


The Canada Stand at the 2014 London Book Fair was fully booked with 13 exhibitors and many other Canadian publishers exhibiting on their own stand, their distributor’s stand or at the Rights Centre. The Stand was home to successful business meetings and a flux of international visitors. The High Commissioner for Canada hosted a reception for Canadian participants of the London Book Fair on April 7th. For the third consecutive year, Livres Canada Books hosted a networking reception, generously sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, on the opening night of the fair, April 8th. We invite you to take a look at some pictures from the Stand and the networking reception on our Facebook page. The 2014 London Book Fair said goodbye to Earl’s Court. The 2015 Fair will be held at Olympia and we look forward to seeing you all there.
Don’t forget to let us know about any deals made at the London Book Fair. We’ll promote them in our newsletter and through our social media accounts.
For more information, visit our website or contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.



We thank all publishers who have submitted applications to the Foreign Rights Marketing Assistance and Mentoring - Funding Support programs for 2014-15. Applicants will be advised in the coming weeks of their eligibility status. 2014-2015 FRMAP Claim and Activity Report forms are available on our website.
For more information, contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Success Stories


Arkadas, a Turkish publisher, browsed the Rights Canada catalogue on the Canada Stand at the Bologna Book Fair and showed interest in The Ghosts of Smyrna published by TSAR Publications.
Livres Canada Books offered introductions and the two companies are now in contact.


Tradewind Books has sold rights for Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts to Interlink Books in Massachusetts, USA, and for All Aboard for Dreamland to Chunjae Publishers, Korea.

The 2014 Canada Prizes

The Canada Prizes are awarded annually by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP).
Winners are: Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, by Sandra Djwa, published by McGill-Queen's University Press; Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian Politics by David E. Smith published by the University of Toronto Press; Jacob-Isaac Segal, 1896-1954 : Un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu by Pierre Anctil published by the Presses de l'Université Laval and Les chemises bleues : Adrien Arcand, journaliste antisémite canadien-français by Hugues Théorêt published by Éditions du Septentrion.


Share Your Success Stories

Have you negotiated a foreign rights or distribution deal recently? Have your titles been nominated for any awards? Have any big news you’d like to share?

If so, let us know and we will be happy to share the good news in our newsletter and also on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Send us an email.

FRMAP Claim Deadlines

Claim and Activity Report forms available on our website

London Book Fair
May 12, 2014
Sarajevo Book Fair, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
May 22, 2014
Budapest International Book Festival, Budapest, Hungary
May 27, 2014

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, United Arab Emirates
May 29, 2014
Salon international du livre et de la presse, Geneva, Switzerland
June 4, 2014

Upcoming Book Fairs

Book World Prague
May 15-18, 2014
Thessaloniki Book Fair
May 8-11, 2014

Warsaw International Book Fair
May 22-25, 2014
Book Expo America
May 28-31, 2014

Next newsletter: June 3, 2014

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund at Canadian Heritage.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du Fonds du livre du Canada de Patrimoine canadien.