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Livres Canada Books is seeking a consultant

Subject to the receipt of requested funding support, Livres Canada Books is seeking a Consultant, working in collaboration with Livres Canada Books staff and event Advisory Committee, to provide programming development, event planning recommendations, and coordination for the bilingual export event called the Export Exchange. The Export Exchange will be a one-day destination event for Canadian publishers who wish to build increased capacity in rights and export sales and benefit from global strategic business opportunities. The Export Exchange will encourage French- and English-language publishers, of all sectors and of all sizes, to share information and talk about ideas for collaboration in response to the new realities of exporting books and publishing for global markets.
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Starting Friday, June 5, 2015, Livres Canada Books’ offices will 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!


Nominating and Governance Committee: June 2
Export Expertise Committee: June 5
Executive and Finance Committee: June 18
Board of Directors Meeting: June 18


Executive Director, François Charette, will give a presentation on Livres Canada Books’ services and funding programs at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) on June 11th.

Export Expertise

Webinar on the INDONESIAN Book Market JUNE 18 - Free of charge!

Interested in learning more about the 2015 Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair? Learn about licensing translation rights, co-publications and finished product sales into Indonesia and discover the potential of your books in this featured market.
Why consider Indonesia? Check out our brief market profile.
Best of all, registration is free!

Video of Webinar on Exporting to MEXICO Now Available

The video recording of our webinar on Exporting to Mexico, hosted by Piedad Saenz, is now available on our website. If you missed this webinar in February, now is your chance to gain a better understanding of Mexico’s possibilities as a potential export market for your books. As always, we’d love to hear what you think. Let us know on Facebook, on Twitter, or by email. Are there topics related to export that you would like to know more about? Send us a suggestion.


Our national publishing associations—Association for Canadian Publishers, l’Association des éditeurs de livres, and the Association of Canadian University Presses—will be receiving the guidelines for the upcoming mission to Israel within the coming weeks.  To indicate your interest in participating in the mission, contact your professional association. The deadline to submit nominations is July 13th.
For more information, please contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.



It’s time to register your titles for Rights Canada! The fall 2015 Rights Canada catalogue will feature a fresh design and dynamic layout to better showcase your titles. We’re giving you more options for promoting your titles than ever before! For pricing structure details and to find out which option is the best fit for your title, see our detailed sell-sheet here

Be part of this exciting new chapter in the collective Canadian promotion of available foreign rights. Log in and register now! New to Rights CanadaRead our introduction to promoting your titles in Canada’s collective rights catalogue.

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

CANADIAN BOOKS At the Seoul International Book Fair 

21 publishers have sent 255 books to the 2015 Seoul International Book Fair (June 17-21, 2015). The books were collected and shipped by the Canadian Embassy in South Korea and Livres Canada Books. The Embassy of Canada in Seoul participates in the Seoul International Book Fair to promote Canadian books to the Korean publishing industry. A national pavilion displaying Canadian titles will be set up to display the books sent by publishers. This initiative is free to Canadian publishers and offers publishers a chance to gain international exposure. Thanks to the Embassy of Canada in Seoul for their support of this long-standing initiative.

Canada Stand


The Canada Stand is almost full for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair but there is one space and pied-à-terre options still available.
Visit our website for more information 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. Publishers will be advised in the coming weeks of their eligibility status.

2015-2016 FRMAP Claim and Activity Report forms 

2015-2016 FRMAP Claim and Activity Report forms are available on our website. Important details to note:
  • We consider your claim to be submitted on time if the printed and signed version of the claim form and all required documents are sent to Livres Canada Books by mail or courier, and are postmarked no later than 30 calendar days after the event or export sales trip for which the claim is made. In the event where the claim is sent by email or facsimile, it must be received by Livres Canada Books no later than 30 calendar days after the event or export sales trip for which the claim is made.
  • Any claim submitted to Livres Canada Books after the event has taken place and which has not been pre-approved by Livres Canada Books, even if the event is listed on the pre-approved events, will not be eligible for a FRMAP contribution.
For more information, contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 225.

Success Stories


Congratulations to the following publishers for their recognition by the Forest of Reading program: KidsCan Press, Lorimer, Owlkids Books, Bayard Canada, Éditions Michel Quintin, and Éditions de la Smala.


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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Thessaloniki Book Fair
10 June 2015
Buenos Aires International Book Fair
11 June 2015
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
13 June 2015
Book World Prague
17 June 2015
Warsaw Book Fair
17 June 2015

Turin International Book Fair
18 June 2015
BookExpo America
29 June 2015
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

Upcoming Book Fairs

Seoul International Book Fair
17 - 21 June 2015
Association of
American University Presses Annual
18 - 20 June 2015
American Library Association Annual Conference
25 - 30 June 2015
Tokyo International Book Fair
1 - 4 July 2015

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

Next Newsletter: July 7, 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.