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Holiday Break

Please note that our offices will be closed for the holidays as of Friday December 23, 2016. Services will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017. We offer you our best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year!

Export Expertise

Webinar on Attending Your First International Book Fair 

Don’t forget to register for our professional development webinar, To Market, To Market: Attending Your First International Book Fair, taking place later this month! The perfect opportunity to learn the ins and outs of international fairs ahead of Frankfurt 2020. The webinar will be offered in English on December 13th, 2016 and in French on December 14th, 2016. Both webinars will be presented by rights expert Catherine Mitchell.

To register, or for more details, visit our website.

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

French Translation of our German Market Guide Now Available

A French translation of our German market guide is now available for download on our website. The German book market is an attractive one for international publishers. With Canada confirmed as the Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair, there are many opportunities for Canadian publishers to conduct rights sales. Written by publishing expert Ulrich Spiller, this market guide includes information on distribution channels, bookstores, prices and sales conditions and opportunities and risks of market entry for Canadian publishers.

The report is 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. If you need help with your username or password, please contact Lien De Nil by email.

Korean Market Guide Consultant

We are pleased to continue our collaboration Tony Michell for the third edition of our Korean market guide, to be published in 2017. Michell is currently Managing Director of Korea Associates Business Consultancy, a visiting Professor at KDI School of Public Policy and Management and Research Director of the One Million Jobs initiative. Michell has taught economic development and change management in the UK, the US and Korea. Since arriving in Korea he has worked for the Economic Planning Board, the World Bank, ILO and UNDP. Since 1989 he has managed a business consultancy practice concentrating on Northeast Asia, serving selected multinational clients, and researching economic and social change. The author of several publications, his ideas about the economic development of Northeast Asia have been published in KIEP’s Northeast Asia Economic Development Report and he occasionally reviews for the Asian Review of Books.

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

New webinar: exporting to poland – save the date

Registration will soon open for our next export market seminar Exporting to Poland, which will take place at the end of January. The webinar will provide an overview of the book market and current market trends, and explore the topic of licencing rights, reading and book buying habits, and introduce key publishers and agents. Registration is free.
For more information, contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.


Canadian Studies Collection 2017 Coming Soon

The 2017 Canadian Studies Collection is currently in production and will be available in February. This year’s edition features 77 titles and three advertisements on Canadian subjects from 30 publishers and will 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 2017 Collection.

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

Canada Stand


It was an exciting year for Canadians at the Frankfurt Book Fair following the recent announcement that Canada will hold the coveted role as Guest of Honour in 2020.  This year, the Canada Stand, located in a more central location in hall 6, welcomed 39 exhibitors as well as the Ambassador of Canada in Germany, Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, during the Canadian networking reception in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.


Our invitation to register for the Canada Stand at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair (October 11 – 15, 2017) will be released shortly. The Canada Stand will be exhibiting in Hall 6. We are in discussions with the Book Fair to secure the best possible location for the Canada Stand, providing maximum visibility for participating publishers and their titles. In the meantime, details can be found on the fair's website.


LONDON BOOK FAIR 2017 – only 4 pied-à-terre spaces left!  

The 2017 London Book Fair invitation has been released. We are pleased to offer a 25% discount in comparison to 2016. The 2017 Fair will take place at Olympia from March 14 to 16, 2017. The Canada Stand will be located in a strategic new position near the American collective stand. Stand space is limited and is reserved on a strict first come, first served basis. 

To view the invitation and to register online, please visit our website.


Our invitation for the 2017 Bologna Book Fair has been released. The 2017 edition will take place from April 3 to 6, 2017. This year, the Canada Stand has merged with that of Québec Édition. It features all of the usual exhibiting options of the Canada Stand in order to meet your needs of fair exposure, and offers publishers an exciting discount in comparison to 2016. Space on the Canada Stand is booked on a first come, first served basis, so please register early. The deadline to register is December 9, 2016.
For more information, contact Programs Officer, Olivia Robinson, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


2017-2018 FRMAP and Mentoring Application Guidelines and Forms Available in JANUARY

Application guidelines and forms for FRMAP and the Mentoring - Funding Support program for 2017-2018 will be posted on our website in January, following the holiday break. The application deadline for both programs is April 1, 2017. 

We remind publishers that FRMAP claims for events and sales trips must be submitted no later than thirty calendar days after the event or trip for which the claim is made. Claim and Activity Report forms are available on our website.

2016-2017 Mentoring - Funding Support Final Reports

Guidelines and forms will be sent to publishers in February to assist in preparing final reports for the 2016-2017 Mentoring - Funding Support program. The deadline to submit reports is Friday, May 7, 2017.

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

Success Stories


We congratulate Leméac éditeur whose books Hare Krishna by François Gilbert (Young People's Literature – Text) and Inflammation du verbe vivre by Wajdi Mouawad (Drama) were awarded the 2016 Governor General litterary award last month! For an overview of the prize-winners, please visit the Canada Council for the Arts website or the last issue of LCB News. 

CCBC Awards winners

Congratulations to all publishers whose books were awarded the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

2017 RBC Taylor Prize longlist announced

Twelve titles were selected for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize. Congratulations to Greystone Books for An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons by Norman Hallendy and for The Killer Whale Who Changed the World by Mark Leiren-Young; Wilfrid Laurier University Press for Wait Time: A Memoir of Cancer by Kenneth Sherman; Dundurn Press for Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve by Alexandra Shimo and Fifth House Books for A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser. 


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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Beyrouth Book Fair
05 December 2016
Brive Book Fair
06 December 2016
Sharjah International Book Fair
12 December 2016

National Council of
Teachers of English Annual Convention
20 December 2016
Guadalajara International Book Fair
03 January 2017
Moscow International Book Fair
04 January 2017

Upcoming Book Fairs

Global Exchange and Green America Festival
09 - 11 December 2016
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting
20 - 24 January 2017
New Delhi World Book
07 - 14 January 2017

Festival international de la Bande Dessinée
26 - 29 January 2017
Cairo International Book Fair
27 January -
10 February 2017
Educational Book & Media Association Annual Conference
06 - 09 February 2017

Next Newsletter: January 4, 2017

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