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During the summer, Livres Canada Books’ offices close at 1 p.m. on Fridays. The summer schedule runs until Friday, August 28. Regular hours resume in September. We wish you all a great summer!

Overview of Livres Canada Books’ services for 2015-2016

Funding Programs
FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support
Canada Stands
London (April 14-16, 2015)
Frankfurt (October 14-18, 2015)
Guadalajara (November 28-December 6, 2015)
No Bologna in 2015-2016 since the fair is April 4-7, 2016 (2016-2017 financial year)
Collective Catalogues and Online Content
Rights Canada (Spring and Fall)
Canadian Studies Collection
Livres Canada Books Newsletter
Online content via Livres Canada Books' blog and social media platforms
Mentoring – Coaching on United States (in November, 2015)
Export Market Webinars
Exporting to Indonesia – June 18, 2015
Webinar to be confirmed for January 2016
Professional Development Webinar
Webinar on International Ebook Lending: Working with Small and Large Library Vendors to Sell Canadian Content to International Libraries (date to be confirmed)
Market Guides
Exporting Academic and Scholarly Books (new guide)
Mexico (new guide)
China (update to previously published guide)
Scouting Mission
Tel Aviv, Israel (November 23-27, 2015)
Research Report on Book Industry Trends in Digital Publishing
Guide on Advanced Book Discovery Strategies for International Markets
Livres Canada Books will integrate responsiveness into its website to ensure that our website is fully accessible and viewable on all mobile devices.

Export Expertise


The national publishing associations (ACP, ACUP and ANEL) are currently reviewing candidates for their representative delegates for the upcoming Scouting Mission to Tel Aviv, Israel, which will take place from November 23 to 27, 2015.  The associations will be submitting their nominations by July 13, 2015.


On June 18th, we hosted Thomas Nung Atasana, International Rights Director from Borobudur Literary Agency, as he explored the opportunities within the Indonesian book market and its potential as an export market for Canadian titles. The free webinar included an overview of the market and included a discussion on ways to approach licensing and rights negotiations, exporting print books, co-publishing, the pricing system, average print runs, best-seller criteria and the e-book market.

If you missed it, a copy of the Powerpoint presentation and a recording of the webinar will be available on our website in September.

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

A message from vearsa

Vearsa, an eBook distributor, has a special offer for Canadian eBook publishers. To find out more about this special offer or for more details about Vearsa publishing services, please visit or email Leana Rivera at

Foreign Rights Available for Children’s Title

New Zealand’s Upstart Press is publishing a unique Christmas book for children and is reaching out to Canadian publishers interested in publishing the title in English or in French. The title follows an advent calendar concept with one story for every day from November 25 to Christmas. For more information, please contact Kevin Chapman, director of Upstart Press at

ANEL's Export Project

The project for the export of finished books in Maghreb countries and in Africa, spearheaded by ANEL, was renewed for a second year. This project started on June 17, 2015 and this second phase will cover Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco and Senegal. Ginette Péloquin will continue to work as the project manager and will contact you shortly.
As part of this project, ANEL will attend the Beirut Francophone Book Fair, which will be held from October 23 to November 1, 2015. ANEL will work very closely with the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon, particularly with the Trade Commissioner, Ms. Nathalie Nercessian, the Political and Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Maya Barakat Adaimy, and the bookseller from Librairie El Bourj, Michel Choueiri.
Publishers who wish to attend the Beirut Francophone Book Fair may be eligible to use the Livres Canada Books Foreign Rights Marketing Assistance Program (FRMAP).
Urgent — Lebanon: The Canadian Embassy in Lebanon wishes to invite one or two authors as part of the Beirut Francophone Book Fair. ANEL invites you to submit potential candidates for the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature.
You will find a standard form at the following link. Please download the form before you fill it out. The due date to submit nominations is July 15, 2015. Please send the completed forms to Ginette Péloquin.
For more information regarding this project, please contact Ginette Péloquin, Project Manager, at 514 273-8130 ext. 224 (ANEL), 514 746-4052 (cell), or 514 843-3606 (office). 



Production is currently underway for the fall 2015 Rights Canada catalogue. The newly redesigned catalogue will feature 67 unique titles from 24 publishers. A big thank you to all who contributed their titles!

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

Canada Stand

New! Canada Stand at the Guadalajara Book Fair

This November, join us on the Canada Stand in Guadalajara.  The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing event in Ibero-America. Some 1,945 exhibitors from 44 countries and 20,300 international publishing industry professionals are expected to attend the 29th edition of the fair in 2015.

Exhibiting on the Canada Stand is your opportunity to sell and buy rights, generate new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, and discover new business opportunities.  Register now on our website.


The Canada Stand is almost full for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair but there are two spaces and pied-a-terre options still available. 


Keep an eye out for our London Book Fair invitation. The 2016 edition of the fair will take place at the Olympia from April 12–14, 2016.
Visit our website for more information about the Canada Stand or contact Programs Officer, Natalie McMullen, 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 2015–2016. Applicants are being advised of their eligibility status over the coming weeks. 2015–2016 FRMAP Claim and Activity Report forms are available on our website.
For more information, contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Success Stories

Recipient of the first Québec Library Prize for Québecois poetry

Poet François Rioux is the first recipient of the first Québec library prize for Québecois poetry for his collection Poissons volants published by Le Quartanier. Congratulations!

Foreign rights for Peanut Butter Press

Peanut Butter Press has recently signed a rights deal with the Chinese publisher Changjiang Literature and Art Publishing House for the publication of a simplified Chinese translation of their title I Know My Grandma Loved Me. Well done! 

Finalists for the 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Our congratulations to the following publishers who have been named finalists: Athabasca University Press, Freehand Books (imprint of Broadview Press), Frontenac House, NeWest Press, University of Alberta Press, and University of Calgary Press. The award recipients will be announced during the Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala on Friday, September 18, 2015. Best of luck!


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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Seoul International Book Fair
21 July 2015
Association of
American University Presses Annual Meeting
20 July 2015
American Library Association Annual Conference
30 July 2015

Tokyo International Book Fair
4 August 2015
American Association
of Teachers of French Annual Meeting
11 August 2015
Hong Kong Book Fair
21 August 2015

Upcoming Book Fairs

American Association
of Teachers of French Annual Meeting
8 - 11 July 2015
Hong Kong Book Fair
15 - 21 July 2015

Beijing International Book Fair
26 - 30 August 2015

Next Newsletter: August 4, 2015

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund at Canadian Heritage.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du Fonds du livre du Canada de Patrimoine canadien.