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Please note that Livres Canada Books’ offices close at 1 p.m. on Fridays. The summer schedule runs until Friday, September 2nd. Regular hours resume after Labour Day weekend. We wish you all a great summer! 

Overview of Livres Canada Books’ services for 2016-2017

Funding Programs
FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support
Canada Stands
Bologna (April 4-7, 2016)
London - two editions in the same financial year (April 12-14, 2016 and March 14-16, 2017)
Frankfurt (October 19-23, 2016)

Collective Catalogues and Online Content
Rights Canada (spring and fall)
Canadian Studies Collection
Livres Canada Books newsletter
Online content via Livres Canada Books' blog and social media platforms
Mentoring – Coaching
France (November 2016 and March 2017)
Export Market Webinars
Netherlands – (September 2016)
Poland - (January 2017)
Professional Development Webinar
First Time at an International Book Fair: How to Prepare. A market guide on the same topic is also in preparation (date to be confirmed)
Market Guides
First Time at an International Book Fair: How to Prepare (new guide)
Brazil (new guide)
Korea (update to previously published guide)

Scouting Mission
Bogota, Colombia (date to be confirmed)
Research Report on Book Industry Trends in Digital Publishing
Guide on Digital Rights Revisited. Update to previously published reports: Exporting Digital Books: A Guide to Best Practices and Territorial Rights in the Digital Age

Export Expertise


The national publishing associations (ACP, ACUP and ANEL) are currently reviewing candidates for their representative delegates to the next Scouting Mission to Bogota, Colombia. The associations will be submitting their nominations by August 2nd, 2016.


With the Netherlands designated as the next Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, join us to take a closer look at this exciting market. Livres Canada Books will host a webinar in September that will explore the Dutch book industry and its opportunities as a potential export market for your books.

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

The Spanish Bookstage

The Spanish Bookstage is English-language online platform dedicated to providing current information about rights sales across Spanish-speaking markets.
Founded in September 2015, The Spanish Bookstage gathers real-time comprehensive data from publishers, translators and literary agents across global Spanish-language territories (including Catalan, Basque and Galician), allowing international publishing professionals to stay up-to-date about the latest sales, key players and developments in the market. Basic information is accessible online free of charge, and a paid membership option is available for a fee of €5 per month. Visit their website for further details.

Discover Southeast Asia with StoryDrive Asia

The Frankfurt Book Fair is expanding its worldwide conference offering with StoryDrive Asia in Singapore. The Frankfurt Book Fair feels that the Southeast Asian region is an under-explored market with huge potential especially considering its population of over 620 million. It will take place from November 10-12, 2016.

This new conference is being developed in cooperation with MP Singapore and the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA). The goal is to enable content owners to innovate and grow their businesses. The event is a combination of conference and exhibition formats showcasing interesting trends and influential speakers.

Topics will include:
  • Tap into cross-media business opportunities in Asia, in particular the ASEAN and Pacific markets and discover & develop strategies shaping the future of digital, content & media industries. Meet all of Southeast Asia and the Pacific in Singapore.
  • Explore new trends and methods of monetization through cross industry collaborations and network with international industry stalwarts to gain insights on dealing with challenges of a fast-evolving, increasingly convergent media landscape.
  • Learn how to diversify your business as multiple industries – from airlines to automobiles, banks to insurance companies, hospitals to robotics – need content. At the same time meet film producers and game developers to foster your cross-media business.
For more details, please consult the brochure.


Rights canada catalogue CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION

The fall 2016 Rights Canada catalogue is currently in production. The catalogue was completely redesigned last spring and will present 44 unique titles and 4 two-page spreads from 29 publishers. Thank you to everyone who participated! 
For further information, please contact our communications officer, Kristina Brazeau, by email or by telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

all print copies of the canadian studies collection have been distributed

We are wrapping-up distribution of the Canadian Studies Collection and we are pleased to report that all print copies have been distributed. The print version of this catalogue was distributed at several major academic conferences around the world as well as at the London Book Fair. The Collection remains available to download on our website and digital distribution will continue throughout the fall. To obtain a digital copy, please contact Kristina Brazeau by email or by telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand


Keep an eye out for our London Book Fair invitation. The 2017 edition of the fair will take place at the Olympia location from March 14 - 16, 2017.
Visit our website for more information or contact Programs Officer, Olivia Robinson, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.



We thank all publishers who have submitted applications to the FRMAP and Mentoring - Funding Support programs for 2016–2017. Elligible applicants will receive their contribution agreements over the coming weeks. 2016–2017 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

Between the lines wins series of awards

Congratulations to Between the Lines, which recently won a series of literary awards. Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson won the 2016 Canadian Aboriginal History Prize, awarded by the Canadian Historical Association. Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City by Craig Heron won the Clio Prize, the CAWLS Book Prize, and the Fred Landon Award by the Ontario Historical Society. It was also the International Labor History Association's book of the year and shortlisted for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize and the Speakers Book Award by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Nick Dyer-Witheford was awarded the Gertrude J. Robinson Book Prize for Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex by the Canadian Communication Association.

rights sales by groupe librex

Congratulations to Groupe Librex who have just announced several rights sales, including titles by authors Kim Thuy (Germany and Italy), Suzanne Aubry (France), Richard Béliveau and Denis Gingras (Spain, the Netherlands, China and Slovakia). 

Dundurn press Recognized

Congratulations to Dundurn Press, whose book Cracked: How Telephone Operators Took on Canada’s Largest Corporation … And Won by Joan M. Robertswon won the 2016 Alison Prentice Award presented by the Ontario Historical Society. The award honours the best book on women’s history in Ontario published in the last three years.

Harbour Publishing Recognized

Andrew MacLeod won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia published by Harbour Publishing. His book explores the growing socio-economic disparity in British Columbia.


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.

On Our Blog

FRMAP Claim Deadlines

Licensing Expo
23 July 2016
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Annual Convention
28 July 2016
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
28 July 2016

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) 
6 August 2016
International Literacy Association Conference
11 August 2016
Comic-Con International
24 August 2016

Upcoming Book Fairs

International Literacy Association Conference
9 - 11 July 2016
Comic-Con International
21 - 24 July 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival
13 - 29 August 2016
Beijing International Book Fair
24 - 28 August 2016

Next Newsletter: September 6, 2016

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