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Office Closed for Easter Weekend

Please note that our offices will be closed on Good Friday, April 14, and Easter Monday, April 17. We will be open for business starting at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

livres canada books’ Upcoming BOARD OF DIRECTORS meeting AND the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Board of Directors Meeting: June 13th in Montréal
Annual General Meeting: September 12th in Toronto

Bologna and London 2018

We have just received news that the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair will take place March 26 – 29, 2018.  Therefore, there will be two Bologna fairs in the 2017-2018 fiscal year (the 2017 edition occurs April 3 – 6, 2017).
If you have already submitted your application for 2017-2018 and wish to add the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair to your list of events, please let us know and we can add it to your file.
Also, the 2018 London Book Fair takes place April 10 – 12, 2018. Therefore, there will be no London Book Fairs in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


The Embassy of Canada in Seoul will once again participate in the Seoul International Book Fair by highlighting the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation to attract more attention from the local publishing industry. A pavilion will be set up to feature a variety of Canadian books. The cost of shipping participating titles to our office in Ottawa will be at your own expense.

If you would like to showcase your books at the Seoul International Book Fair, please ensure that your books (including any related promotional material) are delivered to the following address no later than Monday, May 15th:

Olivia Robinson
Livres Canada Books
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 504
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
Tel: (613) 562-2324, ext. 227
At the same time, please also send an email confirming your participation in this book collection to Ms. Hye-Shin Kang at the Embassy of Canada. Please do not hesitate to be in contact with Ms. Kang, should you have any questions. Visit the official website of the Seoul International Book Fair for more information.


Lien De Nil, our Digital Publishing and International Markets Manager, will be leaving us to pursue new challenges. Therefore, Livres Canada Books is seeking a Digital Publishing and International Markets Manager. The deadline for submitting an application is April 12th.

We thank Lien for her excellent contribution and wish her every success for the future.

Visit our website for more information about the position. 

Export Expertise

New Market Guide on Brazil

Download your copy of our new market guide Selling Canadian Books in Brazil. With a significant market for educational and trade titles, Brazil is an attractive export territory for Canadian publishers. Written by industry expert Carlo Carrenho of PublishNews, the report provides a comprehensive overview of market. Key insights include information on reading habits, local publishers, formats and pricing, digital formats and devices, sales channels, print and digital distribution, co-publishing, and rights sales.
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 Kristina Brazeau by email.

New Technology Report – Digital Exports Revisited 

Livres Canada Books has once again collaborated with Brian O’Leary to bring you an updated report, Digital Exports Revisited: Creating, Distributing, and Monetizing Digital Content across International Markets. Designed specifically to address the information Canadian publishers need to compete and grow in today’s digital marketplace, the report updates the findings from two earlier reports, Exporting Digital Books: A Guide to Best Practices for Canadian Publishers (2011) and Territorial Rights in the Digital Age (2012).

This report presents vital knowledge for any publisher looking to maximize their international export activities.

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. For help with your username or password, please contact Kristina Brazeau by email.
Not a member? Don’t fret! The report is also available for purchase on our website.

Bookchoice Seeking Canadian Content 

Bookchoice is a new online book club that offers readers access to ebooks and audiobooks from around the world. Each month their team handpicks eight titles from across a variety of genres to make available to a wider audience. For $3.99 per month, members can read or listen to the books through the Bookchoice app or download a copy to enjoy at their leisure.   

This summer, Bookchoice is bringing their platform to Canada. They are actively seeking English- and French-Canadian books to be part of this initiative. To suggest your titles or for more information send them an email or visit their website.


Rights Canada will be distributed at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Copies of Rights Canada, the collective rights catalogue, will be available at the Canada Stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Visit the stand to get your copy or download the digital version of the catalogue ahead of the Fair. We invite you to share the catalogue with publishers interested in buying rights to Canadian books. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date with the latest news.

Copies of Rights Canada were in high demand at the London Book Fair. All copies were distributed. If you do not yet have a copy, you can download it here.

Canada Stand


The London Book Fair returned to the Olympia Convention Centre from March 14th to the 16th for another successful edition. The Canada Stand hosted successful business meetings and welcomed higher traffic.

The Canada Stand was brimming with 14 exhibitors and many other Canadian publishers exhibited on their own stands, on the stands of their distributor, or in the Rights Center.
On April 13th, the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom hosted the Canadian Fair participants for a reception at the Canada House. On April 14th, with the sponsorship of the Ontario Media Development Council, the Canada Stand welcomed exhibitors and their guests to a reception and networking event in order to kick off the beginning of the fair.

We invite you to take a look at our Facebook page to see photos of the Stand and the networking reception.

Don’t forget to let us know of any deals negotiated at the London Book Fair and we’ll promote these in our newsletter and our social networks.

For more information on the Canada Stand, visit our website or contact Programs Officer, Olivia Robinson, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


Find out who will be attending the 2017 Bologna Book Fair by downloading your copy of the Livres Canada Books directory of Canadian publishers. See you there! 




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

kids can press WINS AWARD IN BOLOGNA

Kids Can Press has won the 2017 Bologna Best Children's Publisher of the Year prize for North America. This is the second year in a row that a Canadian publisher has won the top honor.

Dominique et compagnie sells rights to four books

We are thrilled to learn that Dominique et compagnie recently sold the rights to four children’s books in China (Mon premier livre de Yoga ; Mon premier livre de massage pour petites mains ; Mon premier livre de méditation ; Mon premier livre de Tai Chi). Congratulations!


There are so many publishers to congratulate for their titles' nomination to the BC Book Prizes that we can’t possible name each one. Our warmest congratulations to all the nominees! 

The Vimy Trap shortlisted for two prestigious awards

We are thrilled to learn that The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift published by Between the Lines has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards: the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for best book of Canadian history. Congratulations!

Canada Reads 2017 winner

Congratulations to Coach House Books whose book Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis was crowned the Canada Reads 2017 winner. The book was defended by writer and rapper, Humble the Poet. Fifteen Dogs won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015.


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.

On Our Blog

FRMAP Claim Deadlines

London Book Fair
16 April 2017
Leipzig Book Fair
21 April 2017
Paris Book Fair
21 April 2017
Tunis International Book Fair
02 May 2017

Bologna Children's Book Fair
06 May 2017
British Association for Canadian Studies Annual Conference
22 May 2017
Geneva Books and Press Fair
30 May 2017

Upcoming Book Fairs

Bologna Children's Book Fair
3 - 6 April 2017
British Association for Canadian Studies Annual Conference
20 - 22 April 2017
Geneva Books and Press Fair
26 - 30 April 2017
Buenos Aires International Book Fair
27 April - 15 May 2017
Book World Prague
11 - 14 May 2017

Thessaloniki International Book Fair
12 - 15 May 2017
Turin International Book Fair
18 - 22 May 2017
Warsaw Book Fair
18 - 21 May 2017
BookExpo America
31 May - 2 June 2017

Next Newsletter: May 2, 2017

Livres Canada Books
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 504
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
+1 613 562-2324

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