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Export Expertise

We want your input!

Our upcoming export market webinars will cover the markets of Indonesia and the Netherlands. Do you know of a speaker you would like to hear from? Email us.

New Digital Publishing Report Now Available 

We are pleased to announce the publication of our report, Using Audience-Centric Digital Marketing to Drive Global Book Sales prepared by the Logical Marketing Agency. This report, designed specifically for Canadian publishers, provides readers with a greater understanding of the global book marketplace and details the digital marketing process and global book marketing and discovery. The report also includes two practical and hands-on case studies using books from our Rights Canada catalogue.

The report is available free of charge to FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. Log into the member sections of the Livres Canada Books website to get your copy. For help with your username or password, please contact Rebecca Ross at

Report on the Scouting Mission to Turkey Coming Soon

In November 2014, Livres Canada Books led a Scouting Mission to Istanbul to explore the potential of the Turkish publishing market. A report on the mission covering information specific to the scholarly, trade, and children’s markets will be available mid-March. The report will be available as a free download on our website and will be announced via Twitter and Facebook

Export Market Webinar Recap: Exporting to Mexico

On February 4th and 5th, we hosted our Exporting to Mexico webinar. Presenter Piedad Saenz, founder of the literary agency Ladybooks, shared her experience navigating the Mexican book market. Mexico has a dynamic book market worth over $1.03B and produced over 30,000 new titles in 2013, an increase of 28% over the previous year. Piedad Saenz discussed the reading and book buying habits of the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, as well as the sizeable government investment into the educational and cultural sectors. If you missed this webinar and would like to know more about the lively Mexican book market, the video will be available on our website in May.                


Spring 2015 Rights Canada catalogue is now available!

The Rights Canada catalogue is now available in print and digital formats. We look forward to displaying the spring 2015 edition, which includes 74 titles from 28 publishers, at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the London Book Fair. Visit our website for a PDF download of the catalogue or join the Rights Canada mailing list to stay up to date on Rights Canada publication.
Thanks to all those who submitted to Rights Canada; we look forward to promoting such an exciting variety of titles! If you’re interested in receiving print copies of the catalogue, please contact Communications Officer, Claire Farley, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canadian Studies Collection Coming Soon

The 2015 Canadian Studies Collection is currently in production and will be available by the end of March. This year’s edition features 26 publishers with 83 titles on Canadian subjects to be promoted to Canadian Studies associations worldwide. Join the Canadian Studies Collection mailing list and make sure that you’re among the first to receive the 2015 Collection.
For more information about publications, please contact Communications Officer, Claire Farley, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand

Celebrate Canadian children’s publishing in Bologna!

Join us in downtown Bologna on Monday, March 30th for a celebration of Canadian children’s publishing generously sponsored by TD Bank Group and organised by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and Livres Canada Books.
For more information, please contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Canadian Publishers at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Download a copy (link) of the Livres Canada Books directory of Canadian publishers who will be at the 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. We look forward to seeing you all there!  


Livres Canada Books is organising a combined shipment to the 2015 London Book Fair for publishers with shipments weighing less than 100 kg exclusively through Panalpina’s Toronto warehouse only. The deadline to be part of this shipment is March 30, 2015.


Registration for the Canada Stand at the 2015 Beijing International Book Fair (August 26 - 30) is now open. 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 publishing 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 a Mandarin translation of the “sell sheets” for two titles. A pay-per-title option is available for publishers who can’t attend the fair in person.

The deadline to register is Monday, March 30, 2015. Visit our website for details.


There are still a few spots available on the Canada Stand at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair. Prices start at $1,900 for the pied-à-terre option and $3,325 for a 2 × 2 m stand. Space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; book early for the best spot. Visit our website for details.
For more information about Fair registration and shipping, please contact Programs Officer, Natalie McMullen, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


APRIL 1, 2015

The application deadline for FRMAP and the Mentoring - Funding Support program for 2015-2016 is April 1, 2015. Application guidelines and forms for both programs are available on our website.


Publishers eligible for FRMAP in 2014-2015 are asked to submit claims for events and export sales trips taking place up to March 31, 2015 no later than Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Your cooperation is essential in helping us disburse contribution payments as soon as possible after the end of the financial year.

MAY 1, 2015

The deadline to submit final reports for the Mentoring - Funding Support Program for 2014-2015 is Friday, May 1, 2015. Guidelines and forms are available on our website.
For more information about Programs, please contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Success Stories

A Toast to Recent Rights Deals 

Fernwood Publishing has sold rights to their new series Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies to a UK publisher. Éditions JCL has sold rights for the novel Le Scandale des eaux folles to both France Loisirs and Calmann-Levy, as well as rights for the novel J’ai vu mourir Kennedy to France Loisirs. Rocky Mountain Books has negotiated rights deals for their titles Wolves Unleashed, Pushing the Limits, and Freedom Climbers. Mosaic Press’s titles Islam’s Predicament and Hanging by a Thread have sold to the Indian Publishers Gyan and Viva Group respectively.
Here’s to the success of these Canadian Publishers!


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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American Library
Association Midwinter Meeting, Chicago
3 March 2015
Cairo International Book Fair
12 March 2015
Jerusalem International
Book Fair
12 March 2014
Tapei International Book
16 March 2015
New Delhi World Book Fair
22 March 2015
Vilnius International Book Fair
22 March 2015

Brussels Book Fair
2 April 2015
Leipzig Book Fair
15 April 2015
Salon du Livre de Paris
22 April 2015
Bologna Children's Book Fair
22 April 2015

Upcoming Book Fairs

Leipzig Book Fair
12 - 15 March 2015
Salon du Livre de Paris
20 - 23 March 2015
Bologna Children's Book Fair
30 Mar - 02 Apr 2015
London Book Fair
14 - 16 April 2015

Geneva Book and Press Fair
20 April - 03 May 2015
British Association
for Canadian Studies Annual Conference
23 - 25 April 2015
Buenos Aires International Book Fair
23 April - 11 May 2015

Next Newsletter: April 7, 2015

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