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Regular hours resume

Our regular office hours have resumed this week. The secretariat is open Monday to Friday from 8:15 am until 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.

Annual General Meeting

The Livres Canada Books Board of Directors will hold a series of meetings, including the annual general meeting on Tuesday, September 13th in Montréal. 

Livres Canada Books 2015-2016 Annual Report

The Livres Canada Books 2015–2016 Annual Report will be available on our website this month.

Export Expertise

Delegates Named for the Scouting Mission to COLOMBIA

Livres Canada Books will be travelling to Bogota in February to conduct a Scouting Mission of the Colombian book market. This year, a larger delegation of 6 members, including Catherine Mitchell (Pajama Press/ACP), Barbara Howson (House of Anansi/ ACP), Lisa Jemison (University of Toronto Press/ACUP), Sophane Beaudin-Quintin (Éditions Michel Quintin/ANEL), Alexandre Sanchez, (Lux Éditeur/ANEL), and a representative of Livres Canada Books, will travel to Bogota from February 27 to March 3, 2017 to meet with key industry players and gain a better understanding of the book market in Colombia.

The objective of the Scouting Mission is to help Canadian publishers diversify their export base by gaining enhanced knowledge of new markets. The delegation will produce a detailed report of this market’s potential for Canadian publishers’ rights and distribution sales. The delegation will also make recommendations regarding how Canadian publishers can best connect with business partners in this market.

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


Are you a new or emerging exporter looking for ways to enter the book market in France? The Mentoring – Coaching program is aimed at the specific needs of emerging exporters to provide guidance on export activities in France (examination and evaluation of their export potential, promotional activities, distribution mechanisms, co-editions and rights sales). 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 and a discussion with a consultant on the eligible publisher’s potential in the French market, and participation at the Salon du livre de Paris. Look for an invitation to register later this month.

Market Guides and Digital Reports are Free for FRMAP and Mentoring Recipients

A reminder that all Livres Canada Books market guides and digital reports are *free* for FRAMP and Mentoring program recipients. Simply log in to the members section of the Livres Canada Books website to access your free downloads. If you need help with your username or password, please contact Digital Publishing and International Markets Manager, Lien De Nil by email.
Not a funding recipient? Don’t despair! All our reports are also available for purchase through our website for $30.

25% Discount for The Markets: Global Publishing Summit

The Frankfurt Book Fair is delighted to offer a 25% discount to Livres Canada Books members for the flagship event at the fair, The Markets: Global Publishing Summit.
On Tuesday, October 18th 2016, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives will again join hands and present The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. The Markets provides a meeting place for all those who seek to expand their business globally. The event will showcase seven strong and vibrant regions that offer promising opportunities for international business, authors, content and services. Hundreds of top-level publishing professionals will attend this summit to learn about new markets, share their experiences and to network. In 2016, The Markets will focus on: the Philippines, UAE, Spain, the Netherlands and Flanders, Brazil, Poland, and the UK.
Benefits for attendees at a glance:
  • 7 in-depth market analyses
  • 7 innovation models and growth drivers
  • Personal business connections to key players from each market
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited contacts, coffee, and water
To take advantage of this opportunity visit The Markets website and enter the promotional code: TheMarkets2016_LCBFF25. 

Meet our Digital Consultant

We are delighted to once again be working with Brian O’Leary for an upcoming digital report in which we will revisit and update the topics covered in Exporting Digital Books (2011) and Territorial Rights in the Digital Age (2012).
Brian O’Leary is founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which works with magazine, book, and association publishers to improve how they create, manage, and distribute content. O’Leary also writes extensively about issues affecting the publishing industry. With Hugh McGuire, he has edited Book: A Futurist's Manifesto, a collection of forward-looking essays on publishing (O'Reilly Media, 2012). He is also the author of research reports on the use of metadata in the book industry supply chain, territorial rights in the digital age, and best practices in digital exports. He has studied the impact of free content and digital piracy on paid content sales, and was the editor and primary contributor on a study of the use of XML in book publishing, two reports published by O’Reilly Media.


Rights Canada Fall 2016 Coming Soon

The fall 2016 Rights Canada catalogue is now in its final stages of production and will be available for download on our website in the coming weeks. This edition will feature 47 titles from 30 Canadian publishers as well as four double-page spreads. The catalogue will be distributed digitally to our targeted network of international contacts, and will also be available online. Print and USB copies of the catalogue will be available at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair in October. Contributing publishers can expect print copies at their mailing addresses later this month. 

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

Canada Stand

2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

The Canada Stand at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair is completely booked. Stand numbers have been communicated to publishers, as have shipping instructions and rates provided by Panalpina. Badges were sent out on August 31th.

We will be holding our much-anticipated networking reception, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corporation, on October 19th at 5 p.m. on the Canada Stand (6.0 A 47). We hope to see you there!


2016-2017 FRMAP Contributions

Livres Canada Books has sent out the 2016-2017 FRMAP contribution agreements to eligible publishers and continues to process FRMAP claims for events that have taken place since April 1, 2016. Payments will be issued to publishers who have returned their signed agreements.

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

Success Stories

The Parliamentary Poet Laureate has selected a work published by Bayeux Arts

Congratulations to Bayeux Arts, whose poem 'The Last Generation' from Ayesha Chatterjee’s Clarity of Distance has been named “Poem of the Month” by Canada’s 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Eliot Clarke. Published in 2014, the poem can be read here.

QC Fiction achieves global distinction

Life in the Court of Matane, the first novel published on July 1st by Montréal's QC Fiction under their new imprint Baraka Books, was featured on The Guardian website as part of Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote. This series highlights the work of translators and offers a short translated piece every Tuesday, from poetry to short stories and book extracts. QC Fiction publishes contemporary Québec fiction in English translation. Congratulations!


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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Beijing International Book Fair
28 September 2016
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition
4 October 2016

Brooklyn Book Festival
18 October 2016

Upcoming Book Fairs

Brooklyn Book Festival
12 - 18 September 2016
Small Press Expo (SPX)
19 - 20  September 2016
Gothenburg (Göteborg) Book Fair
22 - 25 September 2016

Tokyo International Book Fair
23 - 25 September 2016
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) Fall Trade Show
30 September - 2 October 2016
Comic-Con International Alternative Press Expo
8 - 9 October 2016
Frankfurt Book Fair
19 - 23 October 2016

Next Newsletter: October 4, 2016

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