Save the Date for a Unique Literary Event
(Norwegian Literature Abroad), the Royal Norwegian Embassy
and Livres Canada Books
invite you to a joint Norwegian/Canadian literary event taking place on November 8th
Join us for a unique cross-cultural dialogue with key players in the Norwegian publishing industry. The day will include presentations about the Norwegian and Canadian book markets as well as meetings with Margit Walsø (Director, NORLA), Oliver Møystad (Senior Advisor, NORLA) and Anne Gaathaug (Publisher, Kagge Forlag
and representative to the Ministry of Culture’s Board of Advisors). Author Erlend Loe (published by Cappelen Damm
/House of Anansi Press
) will speak about being published in Canada and NORLA will also be inviting additional authors and publishers interested in the Canadian market.
The event will take place from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Hart House at the University of Toronto and will include a one-hour lunch hosted by the Ambassador of Norway. More details to come.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please send your RSVP to Olivia Robinson
before November 1st
Meet our Colombia Mission consultant
Founder of the literary agency, LadyBooks
, Piedad Saenz has built on more than seven years of publishing experience in South and North America. Prior to her career as an agent, she worked for a Canadian children’s publisher and for the Fondo de Cultura Economica
, one of the largest publishers in the Spanish-language market with branches in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela.
Piedad Saenz has experience across a number of areas including marketing, business development, contract negotiation and rights, as well as a strong understanding of digital challenges. Having developed excellent publishing contacts in both South and North America, her continuous travel experiences between the two continents has given her an authentic view of their cultural particularities and a knowledge of the three main language markets: English, French and Spanish.
Mentoring Coaching – France: Registration is now open
Are you looking for ways to enter the book market in France? This program will allow you to increase your export knowledge in France, meet with stakeholders in the French market, and properly evaluate the efforts needed to export your titles into this market. Program activities will include an overview of distribution in France (Montréal, Monday, November 14th), a discussion with a consultant on the eligible publisher’s potential in the French market (Montréal, Tuesday, November 15th) and participation at the Salon du livre de Paris, including a guided tour of the Salon on March 22nd, followed by meetings with French partners, March 23rd, 2017.
Visit our website to download our guidelines and application forms
.The deadline to apply is Monday, October 31st, 2016.
Exporting to the Netherlands webinar- recording now available
If you missed last month's Exporting to the Netherlands webinar, presented by Marleen Seegers of 2 Seas Agency
, a recording of the presentation and slides is now available for download on our website
New Webinar: First Time at a Fair – Save the Date!
Join us on December 13th
, 2016 for a bilingual webinar on how to prepare for your first international book fair. Hosted by rights expert Catherine Mitchell, this practical, hands-on webinar will teach you the complex ins and outs of international rights fairs. We’ll cover everything you need to know to make your first fair a success, from choosing your titles to scheduling your meetings, shipping materials, navigating the floor and following up. A bilingual market guide on the same topic will be published in early 2017.
has been passionate about bringing Canadian books to global audiences since entering the fascinating world of rights at Tundra Books
many years ago. A bilingual publishing and rights consultant, Catherine’s primary joy is working as an agent for boutique publishers who are keen to advance their lists by selling rights at major book fairs. She has worked with a long and diverse list of provincial and national publishing associations and arts agencies in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montréal on a variety of projects to promote and enhance Canadian publishing initiatives at home and abroad. Catherine is also a faculty member of the Creative Book Publishing program at Humber College in Toronto where she teaches the international publishing course.
Registration will open later this month. For more information please contact Lien De Nil