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Starting Friday, June 10, 2015, Livres Canada Books’ offices will close at 1 p.m. on Fridays. The summer schedule runs until Friday, September 2. Regular hours resume after Labour Day Weekend. We wish you all a great summer! 


Executive and Finance Committe: June 13th, by teleconference  
Export Expertise Committee: June 16th, by teleconference
Board of Directors Meeting: June 20th in Toronto


Executive Director, François Charette, will give a presentation on Livres Canada Books’ services and funding programs at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) in Winnipeg on June 9th.

Export Expertise

International Ebook Lending Webinar Videos Now Available

A video of our popular webinar on International Ebook Lending: Selling Canadian Content to International Libraries is now available. Hosted by Tricia McCraney, the webinar introduces practical tools to help publishers realize the possibilities of international ebook lending as a digital export opportunity.
A video of a webinar on the same topic, but geared towards French-language publishers, Prêt de livres numériques à l’international : vendre du contenu aux bibliothèques à l’étranger, is also available. Learn from Jean-François Cusson, Executive Director of about the opportunities for international ebook lending in French-language markets.

Have You Read Our New Market Guides?

Are you looking to learn more about export opportunities in publishing markets around the world? Our market guides are the tool for you!

Written by industry experts, these publications offer insightful market intelligence about key publishing markets around the world. Market guides include vital information on reading and book-buying habits, title categories and formats, publishers and sales channels, copyright and translation information, digital opportunities and print-on-demand, as well as comprehensive resource listings for export markets.

Livres Canada Books is proud to have published four reports this year: Market guides are available free of charge to FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. Log in to the members section of the Livres Canada Books website to get your copy. The scouting mission report to Israel is available universally free of charge.
If you need help with your username or password, please contact Digital Publishing and International Markets Manager, Lien De Nil by email.

Scouting mission to Israel report

Please note that since the publication of our Scouting Mission to Israel report, Israel's fixed price book law has now been repealed. 

Technology Report on Global Digital Book Marketing

The Logical Marketing Agency is back with a new report on Global Digital Book Marketing: Advanced Strategies and Tactics for Building International Book Campaigns. Designed specifically for Canadian publishers, the report builds on the research and knowledge presented in our immensely popular report, Using Audience-Centric Digital Marketing to Drive Global Book Sales, published last year.

Global Digital Book Marketing takes that foundation to the next level. It will help Canadian book publishers develop a deeper and more sophisticated understanding of global digital marketing today by taking an in-depth look at the strategies, tactics, and tools Canadian book publishers need to stay ahead of the curve across key areas of digital marketing. Topics covered include:
  • Audience Research and Segmentation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Inbound Marketing and Website Development
  • Retail Channel Optimization
This is an absolutely vital report for any publisher looking to maximize their international marketing, publicity and sales activities. Download your copy today!

The report is available free of charge to FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. For help with your username or password, please contact Digital Publishing and International Markets Manager, Lien De Nil by email.

Webinar Video on Exporting to Australia Now Available

The video recording of our webinar on Exporting to Australia, hosted by Nerrilee Weir, is now available on our website. If you missed this webinar in March, now is your chance to gain a better understanding of Australia’s possibilities as a potential export market for your books. As always, we’d love to hear what you think. Let us know on Facebook, on Twitter, or by email. Are there topics related to export that you would like to know more about? Send us a suggestion.


Our national publishing associations—Association for Canadian Publishers, l’Association des éditeurs de livres, and the Association of Canadian University Presses—will be receiving the guidelines for the upcoming mission to Colombia within the coming weeks. To indicate your interest in participating in the mission, contact your professional association. The deadline to submit nominations is July 18th.
For more information, please contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Translation and Publication Grant Programme of Turkey 

Publishers are invited to submit an application for the Translation and Publication Grant Programme of Turkey (TEDA). For further details and deadlines, visit TEDA's Website.



It’s time to register your titles for the fall 2016 edition of Rights Canada! This year we celebrate the catalogues 40th year of publication and we would love to promote your titles in this special edition! For pricing structure details and to find out which option is the best fit for your titles, see our detailed sell-sheet here

This established publication is the reliable voice for the promotion of available Canadian foreign rights. Log in and register now! New to Rights CanadaRead our introduction to promoting your titles in Canada’s collective rights catalogue.

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

Canada Stand


The Canada Stand is rapidly filling up for the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair! There is only one pied-a-terre option still available. We recently added the pay-per-title option, at $250 per title.
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. Publishers will be advised in the coming weeks of their eligibility status.
For more information, contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Success Stories

Goose Lane and NeWest Press nominated

Congratulations to NeWest Press and Goose Lane Editions, whose books were nominated for 2016 East Coast Literary Awards celebrating works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Atlantic authors. 

BC Book Prize winners announced

Rocky Mountain BooksNightwood Editions and Greystone Books were all awarded BC Book Prizes at the 32nd annual awards ceremony on April 30th. Congratulations to the winners, who throw a spotlight on British Columbia’s literature and authors.

Sylvain Harvey takes on the Hispanic market

We are pleased to announce that rights for La légende de LEZARDO DA VINCI published by Éditions Sylvain Harvey have been acquired in the following countries: Mexico, the US, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Mexican publisher Ediciones Urano was particularly enchanted by the universality of the character in this historical-fantasy legend.

UBC Press to develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies

UBC Press and the University of Washington Press will develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies thanks to a three-year grant awarded to the University of British Columbia by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This platform will respond to the needs of a new generation of readers, scholars, students and professionals pursuing Indigenous research and cultural revitalization projects.

Marchand de feuilles awarded 2016 Prix des libraires du Québec 

La femme qui fuit published at Éditions Marchand de feuilles received the 2016 Prix des libraires du Québec at the Association des libraries du Québec’s 23rd annual awards ceremony.

Dominique et Compagnie receives Communications et Société Literary Award

Communications et Société presented its 2016 Literary Award to author Mélanie Perreault and illustrator Marion Arbona for their picture book Rosalie entre chien et chat, published by Éditions Dominique et Compagnie. Rosalie entre chien et chat was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2015. Congratulations!

New Chapter: Arts Program to Mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

The Canada Council for the Arts is marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation by creating a special program to support the creation and sharing of exceptional artistic and literary works. For further information on the program and deadlines, visit the Canada Council for the Arts Website.

University of Regina Press wins Saskatchewan Book Award

Congratulations to the University of Regina Press for winning a Saskatchewan Book Award for the books The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures and Children of the Broken Treaty.

House of Anansi Press shortlisted for the Aboriginal Literature Award

House of Anansi Press is among the finalists for the Aboriginal Literature Award for the book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel. Prizes are awarded by the Periodical Marketers of Canada.


The Ontario Arts Council has announced the 2016 shortlist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards. We congratulate the nominated publishers: Tundra Books, Red Deer Press, Kids Can Press and Groundwood Books. This year’s winners will be selected by student juries from a Toronto elementary school.

2016 Trillium Book Award Finalists

Congrats to all publishers whose titles have been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award

Awards: OLA Forest of Reading

The Ontario Library Association has announced the winners of the 2016 Forest of Reading program. More than 250,000 Ontario students read the shortlisted titles and cast their votes to determine this year’s winners. Congratulations to Kids Can PressAnnick Press and Bayard Canada Livres


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

Warsaw International Book Fair
22 June 2016
Left Forum
22 June 2016
Marché de la poésie de Paris
12 July 2016
Seoul International Book Fair
19 July 2016

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

Upcoming Book Fairs

Marché de la poésie de Paris
8 - 12 June 2016
Seoul International Book Fair
15 - 19 June 2016
Licensing Expo
21 - 23 June 2016

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Annual Convention
23 - 28 June 2016
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
23 - 28 June 2016
American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) 
3 - 6 July 2016

Next Newsletter: July 5, 2016

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