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Havana book fair

Livres Canada Books would like to thank the delegation of 45 authors and publishers supported by Canadian artists from various backgrounds who made our participation at the Havana International Book Fair so successful. More than 400,000 people visited the Fair this year.

Canada was awarded the prize for best pavilion, across all categories, for the 2017 fair – a testament to the great effort by all those involved in this project. The organizers were delighted with the diversity of the authors, publishers and cultural activities that made up the program, as well as the design of the pavilion.

Bravo to all!

Export Expertise

Exporting to POLAND webinar - recording now available 

If you missed January’s Exporting to Poland webinar, presented by Filip Wojciechowski of Graal Literary Agency, a recording of the presentation is now available for download on our website.

Updated Market Guide on Korea

Now available in its third edition, Selling Canadian Books in Korea brings this market guide fully up to date. The report focuses on the book market in Korea and includes new material about the growth of digital opportunities and discoverability, as well as updated information on publishers, formats and pricing, sales channels, distribution opportunities, and guidelines on rights and licensing.

The report is available free of charge to FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. Log into the members section of the Livres Canada Books website to get your copy. If you need help with your username or password, please contact Digital Publishing and International Markets Manager Lien De Nil by email.

Attending Your First International Book Fair Webinar – Videos Now Available

The video of our webinar, Attending Your First International Book Fair is now available. Hosted by Catherine Mitchell, this practical, hands-on webinar provides rights managers and emerging-exporters with the tools and knowledge to succeed at their first international event. If you missed this webinar in December, now is your chance to gain a better understanding on how to maximize your visits to the upcoming fairs in London, Paris, Bologna, or Frankfurt.

Webinar videos are available in both English and in French.

Digital Book World Recap

Weren’t able to make it to Digital Book World 2017? We’ve got your covered. We’ve posted two recaps on our blog with thoughts about some of the sessions we attended: Digital Book World 2017 (Part 1) and Digital Book World 2017 (Part 2)

The Word on the Street Toronto – French Literature Stage

Toronto’s 2017 The Word on the Street book and literature festival will feature a new French literature stage. The festival is actively searching for a variety of exhibitors who would be able to offer French-language services, books and products. The festival will take place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre on Sunday, September 24, 2017. For more information consult their Exhibitor Registration Package, visit their website or complete the online registration form


RIGHTS CANADA now available

We are pleased to present the spring edition of Rights Canada, now available in print and online. Copies will be distributed at the London Book Fair, the Bologna Children's Book Fair and the scouting mission to Colombia. To keep up to date on the Canadian literary scene, please join the Rights Canada mailing list.

Thanks to all those who submitted to Rights Canada; we are excited to promote such an exciting variety of titles on this special anniversary year, the 150th anniversary of Canada! For more information, please contact Communications Officer, Kristina Brazeau, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand

Reception at London

An invitation has been sent out for the reception hosted by Livres Canada Books at the London Book Fair on Tuesday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. on the Canada Stand, 6A100. The reception has been graciously sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
The Canadian High Commission in London will host a reception for publishers on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The building boasts an impressive collection of Canadian art, and the new Queen Elizabeth Atrium. Private invitations have been sent out. If you are a Canadian publisher attending the London Book Fair, please inform us if you have not received an invitation. If you are planning on attending this event, please be sure to bring photo ID. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP as soon as possible to


Find out who will be attending the London Book Fair by downloading your copy of the Livres Canada Books directory of Canadian publishers. See you there! 

2017 Frankfurt Book Fair: Reserve Your Space Today!

There are still a few spots available on the Canada Stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Prices start at $1,470 for the pied-à-terre option, and $2,570 for a 2 x 2m 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, shipping, or badges, please contact Programs Officer, Olivia Robinson, by email or by telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


APRIL 1, 2017

The application deadline for FRMAP and the Mentoring - Funding Support program for 2017-2018 is April 1, 2017. Application guidelines and forms for both programs are available on our website.


Publishers eligible for FRMAP in 2016–2017 are asked to submit claims for events and export sales trips taking place up to March 31, 2017 no later than Friday, April 21, 2017. Your cooperation is essential in helping us disburse contribution payments as soon as possible after the end of the financial year.

MAY 5, 2017

The deadline to submit final reports for the Mentoring - Funding Support Program for 2016-2017 is Friday, May 5, 2017. 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

Ryga Award Longlist Announced 

Congratulations to Talonbooks, Arsenal Pulp Press, Douglas & McIntyre, New Star Books, New Society Publishers, Caitlin Press, Heritage House, Harbour Publishing and Ronsdale Press whose books have been longlisted for the 2017 Ryga Award. The award recognizes a BC writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a new book published in the preceding calendar year.

Saskatchewan Book Awards 2017 shortlist announced

Congrats to all publishers whose titles have been shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in April.

Ragazzi Award for Une berceuse en chiffon

Congratulations to illustrator Isabelle Arsenault whose book Une berceuse en chiffon, published in French by La Pastèque, received the Ragazzi Award in the Picture Book category. Prizes will be awarded at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in April.


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

Publishers Association of the West PubWest Conference
11 March 2017
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) Annual Conference
11 March 2017
Taipei International Book Exhibition
13 March 2017
Havana Book Fair
19 March 2017

American International Toy Fair
21 March 2017
Vilnius Book Fair / Baltic Book Fair
26 March 2017
American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting
04 April 2017
Brussels Book Fair
13 April 2017

Upcoming Book Fairs

American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting
01 - 04 March 2017
Brussels Book Fair
9 - 13 March 2017
London Book Fair
14 - 16 March 2017
Public Library Association (PLA) Conference 
20 - 24 March 2017
Leipzig Book Fair
23 - 26 March 2017

Salon du livre de Paris
24 - 27 March 2017
Tunis International Book Fair
24 March - 02 April 2017
Bologna Children's Book Fair
03 - 06 April 2017
American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division Meeting
12 - 15 April 2017

Next Newsletter: April 4, 2017

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