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Livres Canada Books is very happy to welcome Noah Genner from BookNet Canada to the Board of Directors.


The next meeting of Livres Canada Books' Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Toronto.

Export Expertise


Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is planning a delegation of publishers and authors to attend the Havana Book Fair, February 9-19, 2017, in Cuba. They have extended an invitation for publishers who are interested in this event to learn more about the Cuban book market. Due to the size of the delegation, places are limited. Applications are due by November 4th and should include information about your publishing program and why you would be an asset to the delegation. Please send your application to Stacey Atkinson, Project Coordinator, at Publishers selected to participate as a result of their application will be contacted directly by Global Affairs. Please note that the Havana Book Fair has also expressed interest in featuring some selected Canadian titles. Publishers of these books will be contacted directly by Global Affairs.

For more information and the application form, please contact Stacey Atkinson, Project Coordinator, at

Save the Date for a Unique Literary Event!

On the occasion of the official visit to Canada by Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway, NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad together with Livres Canada Books, House of Anansi Press and the Royal Norwegian Embassy has the honour to invite you to A cross cultural literature and publishing dialogue.

The event will feature presentations on Norwegian and Canadian publishing, networking opportunities and a literary conversation between Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Norwegian authors Erlend Loe and Hilde Kristin Kvalvaag.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., followed by a networking reception until 3:00 p.m.

The event will include a luncheon hosted by H.E. Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind and a musical performance by Norwegian artist Ida Jenshus. Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess will be in attendance.

Venue: Great Hall, Hart House
Address: 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto
Please send your RSVP to Programs Officer Olivia Robinson before the end of today.

Mentoring Coaching – France – last chance to register!

Are you looking for ways to enter the book market in France? This program will allow you to increase your export knowledge in France, meet with stakeholders in the French market, and properly evaluate the efforts needed to export your titles into this market. Program activities will include an overview of distribution in France (Montréal, Monday, November 14th), a discussion with our consultant, Nickie Athanassi, on the eligible publisher’s potential in the French market (Montréal, Tuesday, November 15th) and participation at the Salon du livre de Paris, including a guided tour of the Salon on March 22nd, followed by meetings with French partners, March 23rd, 2017.    

Visit our website to download our guidelines and application forms.

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

Webinar: Attending Your First International Book Fair – Sign-up now! 

Registration is now open for our professional development webinar, Attending Your First International Book Fair. The webinar will be offered in English on December 13th, 2016 and in French on December 14th, 2016. Both webinars will be presented by publishing consultant and rights expert Catherine Mitchell.

To register, visit our website.

For more information, contact Manager of Digital Publishing and International Markets, Lien De Nil, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.

Brazil Market Guide Consultant 

We are pleased to introduce you to our consultant for the upcoming market guide on Brazil. Carlo Carrenho is a Brazilian publishing consultant, journalist and publisher. In 2001, he founded PublishNews, a daily electronic newsletter that covers the Brazilian publishing market. Today, PublishNews has over 13,000 subscribers and publishes the most extensive best-seller list in Brazil. Carlo has also worked for several publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson Brazil which he launched in 2007. As a publishing consultant his clients have included Bonnier (Germany), Porto Editora (Portugal), HarperCollins (US), Bookwire (Germany), and Bajalibros (Argentina). He is a frequent speaker at international book fairs and conferences and is the Brazilian ambassador for Bookshare.

For more information, contact Manager of Digital Publishing and International Markets, Lien De Nil, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229. 



Registration for the spring 2017 edition of the Rights Canada catalogue is now open. Rights Canada reaches foreign publishing professionals ahead of the major spring fairs in London and Bologna, as well as a steady flow of visitors interested in discovering your titles on our website and social media platforms. Register today

For more information, contact Communications Officer, Kristina Brazeau by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand

London Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017 – REGISTRATION OPENS THIS MONTH

The 2017 London Book Fair (March 14-16, 2017) and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (April 3-6, 2017) will be open for registration in November. 

Space on the Canada Stand is booked on a first come, first served basis, so please register early.

For more information about booking your space for London and Bologna, contact Programs Officer, Olivia Robinson, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


2016-2017 FRMAP payments - London and Bologna Book Fair CLAIMS

Please note: given the dates of the London and Bologna book fairs this upcoming spring, the London Book Fair FRMAP claims will need to be submitted within the 2016-2017 fiscal year, while the Bologna Children’s Book Fair FRMAP claims may be submitted in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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

Success Stories


Congratulations to 2016 GG winners! Books published by the following independent Canadian publishers were awarded prizes: BiblioasisÉditions AltoÉditions du NoroîtÉditions XYZFifth House PublisherHouse of Anansi Press/Groundwood BooksPlaywrights Canada PressPresses de l’Université Laval and  Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

Victoria Book Prizes Awards Gala Winners

Congratulations to Goose Lane Editions whose title The Hunter and the Wild Girl by Pauline Holdstock was awarded the 13th annual City of Victoria Butler Prize. We would also like to congratulate Red Deer Press whose novel, In the Swish, by Dawn Green won the 9th Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.


Congratulations to all publishers nominated for the OLA Forest of Reading. Visit the Ontario Library Association website for the full list of nominees.


Les Éditions AdA are pleased to announce the recent sale of Bonheur et leadership by Louise Leroux to Niculescu Publishing House in Romania. Congratulations!


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.

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Rendez-vous de l'histoire
9 November 2016
Liber International Book Fair (Madrid) 
14 November 2016
Frankfurt Book Fair
23 November 2016
Western History Association Annual Conference
23 November 2016
Helsinki Book Fair
30 November 2016

Brive Book Fair
6 December 2016
Antwerp Book Fair
11 December 2016
Sharjah International Book Fair
12 December 2016
Beirut Francophone Book Fair 
13 December 2016

Upcoming Book Fairs

Sharjah International Book Fair
02 - 12 November 2016
Brive Book Fair
04 - 6 November 2016
National Council
of Teachers of English Annual Convention
17 -20  November 2016

Guadalajara International Book Fair
26 November - 
03 December 2016
Moscow International Book Fair
30 November - 04 December 2016

Next Newsletter: December 6, 2016

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