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2017-2018 Board of Directors and Committees

Livres Canada Books welcomes the following members to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors: Margie Wolfe (Second Story Press/ACP) and Philip Cercone (McGill-Queen’s University Press/ACUP).

Martine Des Rochers (Presse de l’Université du Québec), Bianca Drapeau (De Marque/Professional Advisor), Antoine Tanguay (Éditions Alto) and Simon Payette (Édtions Chouette) have been re-elected to serve a second term on the Board.

We would like to give our sincere thanks to our devoted President Bob Dees (Robert Rose) and Caroline Fortin (QA International/Québec Amérique), whose terms have ended, for their dedication and service to the governance of Livres Canada Books.

The Board of Directors also elected new officers of Livres Canada Books:
Chair: Frédéric Gauthier
Vice-Chair: Semareh Al-Hillal
Vice-Chair: Simon Payette
Secretary-Treasurer: John Yates
Visit our website for the full list of board members and committees.


We are pleased to announce that Alessandra Cadelli has joined our team as Programs Officer. You can reach Alessandra by email or by telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.

Export Expertise

Meet our Shanghai Mission consultant

Xiaoyan Huang has over 20 years of experience in publishing in the areas of acquisitions, import, marketing and children’s publishing, including positions at Amazon China, HarperCollins China, and the Shaanxi People’s Publishing House, China, and has authored three published works.  Xiaoyan is currently editor-in-chief of Trustbridge Publishing, a Hong Kong-based house.


Join us on December 13, 2017 for a webinar on the major components and latest trends of the global audiobook market and the challenges facing the industry ahead. Hosted by audiobook market expert, Michele Cobb, this informative webinar will concentrate on topics such as maximizing rights exploitation, production, distribution and sales opportunities, as well as major and emerging geographical audiobook markets. A bilingual market guide on the same topic will be published in March 2018.
Michele Cobb began her time in audiobooks as Assistant Managing Director for L.A. Theatre Works and went on to become Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the BBC audiobooks division. Since 2001 she has served on the Audio Publishers Association (APA), as a director and officer, and Executive Director. Since 2013 she has provided PR, Sales, Marketing and Business Development services for clients including AudioFile Magazine, Ideal Audiobooks, GraphicAudio, Big Finish Productions and Firebrand Technologies


Colombia Scouting mission report available

Learn about the export market opportunities and get access to industry contacts in Colombia. This report includes profiles of the Trade, Children’s, and Scholarly book trade perspectives. Download your copy!



The new Rights Canada 2017-2018 catalogue is now available on our website. Download your copy today ! This edition features 286 titles from 104 Canadian publishers has been distributed digitally to our targeted network of international contacts. The catalogue is available online and the titles are also being promoted on the IPR License platform. Print copies of the catalogue will be available at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair. Thank you to all contributing publishers!


Have you published a book that may be of interest to Canadian Studies scholars? Registration for Livres Canada Books’ 2018 Canadian Studies Collection is underway! The Collection offers publishers the option of including descriptions, author bios, and review quotes alongside standard bibliographic information. Be a part of the conversation about Canada and start combing your front and backlist for titles to feature in the Collection!

To register your titles for the 2018 Collection, click here. For more information about publications, contact Kristina Brazeau, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand

2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

You can view the complete list of publishers on the Canada Stand (Hall 6.0, B65) at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, and download a copy of our directory here. We have also provided the contact information for publishers on the Israeli collective stand. If you did not receive this information via email, or if you have any questions about the Canada Stand, please contact Alessandra Cadelli by email or at 613 562-2324, extension 227.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has informed us that Halls 29 and 30 are undergoing construction and will therefore not be available for 2018. All exhibitors of these two pavilions will now be transferred to Halls 21 and 22, which are closer to the main entrance.
Look for your invitation to book a space on the Canada Stand in Bologna in the coming weeks. 


FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support

Contribution agreements have been sent to publishers eligible for the 2017-2018 FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support programs. Publishers who return their signed agreements will receive payments for their approved FRMAP claims. Final reports for the Mentoring – Funding Support program will be due in May 2018.

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

Success Stories


Congratulations to House of Anansi Press and Invisible Publishing for their 2017 Giller Prize shortlisted titles. Best of luck!  


Congratulations to 2017 GG finalists! Books published by the following independent Canadian publishers were shortlisted: Les Éditions du BoréalLe Quartanier; La Peuplade; Leméac Éditeur; Mémoire d'encrier; Bayard CanadaLes Herbes rouges; Les Éditions de la PastèqueLes Éditions de la BagnolePlanète rebelle; Les Éditions Libre Expression; Les Éditions Alto; Goose Lane Editions; McGill-Queen's University Press; Biblioasis; NeWest PressOrca Book PublishersCormorant BooksGroundwood Books; Tundra Books; HighWater Press; Baraka BooksTalonbooks; BookThug; University of Toronto Press; and House of Anansi Press. The winners will be announced at the end of the month. Well done!

2017 CCBc shortlist announced

Congratulations to all publishers whose book were shortlisted for the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards! The full list can be viewed here.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival: longlist

Greystone Books, Arsenal Pulp Press, University of Alberta Press, Harbour Publishing and Rocky Mountain Books have all been longlisted for the Banff Mountain Book competition. The festival recognizes the best in mountain-themed literature, guidebooks, mountaineering articles and history. The grand prize winner will be announced at the festival in November.

Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Congratulations to House of Anansi Press and Anvil Press whose titles have been named to the Roger’s Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize shortlist, recognizing the best novel or short story collection of the year. The winner of the grand prize of $25,000 will be announced in November.



Congratulations to University of Calgary Press, Brush Education, Laksa Media Groups, NeWest Press, and University of Alberta Press on their recognition at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards.


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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FRMAP Claim Deadlines

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Gothenburg (Göteborg) Book Fair
1 November 2017
Liber International Book Fair (Madrid) 
6 November 2017

Rendez-vous de l’histoire 
8 November 2017
Frankfurt Book Fair
15 November 2017

Upcoming Book Fairs

Liber International Book Fair (Madrid) 
4 - 6 October 2017
Frankfurt Book Fair
11 - 15 October 2017
Helsinki Book Fair
26 - 29 October 2017

California Library Association (CLA) Conference
2 - 4 November 2017
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference
16 - 19 November 2017
Shanghai Children's International Book Fair 
17 - 19  November 2017

Next Newsletter: November 7, 2017

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