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Annual General Meeting

The Livres Canada Books Board of Directors will hold a series of meetings, including the annual general meeting on Tuesday, September 16 in Montreal. The purpose of these meetings, among other things, is to appoint new members to the Board and committees and to approve the 2015-2017 application that will be submitted to the Canada Book Fund this fall.
 

Regular hours resume

We resumed regular hours on Tuesday, September 2. The secretariat is open Monday to Friday from 8:15 am until 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.
 

Download the Livres Canada Books 2013-2014 Annual Report

The Livres Canada Books 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available on our website. Download your copy now and read about our achievements over the last year.
 

Export Expertise

Exporting to Finland Webinar - Last Chance to Register!

Register now for your opportunity to participate and learn from Iris Schwanck, Director of the Finnish Literature Exchange and lead of the Finland as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2014, Finland. Cool. This webinar will help provide expert advice on navigating the Finnish book market.

The webinar will be held on September 11 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Register now to secure your spot.

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

Delegates Named for the Scouting Mission to Turkey

Livres Canada Books will be travelling to Istanbul in November to conduct a Scouting Mission of the Turkish book market. A four-member delegation, including Executive Director François Charette, Judy Brunsek (Owlkids Books/ACP), John Yates (University of Toronto Press/ACUP), and Carole Boutin (Groupe Librex/ANEL), will travel to Istanbul from November 7 to 12, 2014 to meet with key industry players and visit the Istanbul Book Fair.

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.
 

Upcoming Market Guides

We are pleased to announce our upcoming 2014-2015 market guides. Livres Canada Books’ market guides are an indispensable resource for Canadian publishers that want to develop and expand their export and rights sales in foreign markets. This year, we’ll be publishing reports on France, Germany and Spain. Market guides will be published throughout the year and will be announced through our newsletter and on Twitter and Facebook. Our market guides, available as PDF, EPUB and MOBI, are free for FRMAP and Mentoring - Funding Support recipients.

Send us your questions! Do you have any questions for our industry experts regarding sales, distribution, export and/or rights sales in France, Germany or Spain? Now is your chance! Send your questions to Rebecca Ross by email, send us a tweet using hashtag #exportexpertise, or post your question on Facebook.

For more information, contact Manager, Digital Publishing and International Markets, Rebecca Ross, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.
 

Upcoming Report on Social Network Marketing and Book Discovery in International Markets

We’re pleased to announce our upcoming digital publishing report, Social Network Marketing and Book Discovery in International Markets written by publishing industry veteran Mike Shatzkin and marketing expert Peter McCarthy of the Logical Marketing Agency. This report will complement previously published digital reports by providing a comprehensive overview of the digital marketing strategies and tactics Canadian publishers should employ to improve discovery and grow sales internationally. The guide will focus on data-driven and audience-centric marketing techniques, with an emphasis on best practices for Canadian book publishers given often limited budgets and scarce resources. This report will be available in both French and English.

We’re also hosting a webinar! To complement the report and to give publishers an opportunity to engage with our social media experts, we’ll be hosting a webinar on the same topic on December 2, 2014. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

For more information, contact Manager, Digital Publishing and International Markets, Rebecca Ross, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.

Promotion

Rights Canada Fall 2014 Now Available

The Rights Canada fall 2014 catalogue is now available on our website! Download your copy now! The catalogue, now in its 24th year, boasts 68 titles from 33 Canadian publishers. The email marketing campaign commenced in early August and the catalogue has already been distributed to our network of international contacts. Print copies of the catalogues were available at the Beijing International Book Fair and will be available at the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Istanbul Book Fair. Keep an eye out for registration for Rights Canada spring 2015 coming this fall.

For more information, contact Manager, Digital Publishing and International Markets, Rebecca Ross, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.

Canada Stand

Frankfurt Book Fair

The Canada Stand is fully booked for 2014. Stand numbers were communicated to publishers in July and badges have also been sent as have shipping instructions and rates provided by Panalpina.  We will be holding our much anticipated networking reception, generously sponsored by the OMDC, on October 8 at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.
 

London Book Fair – Invitation Coming Soon

Our 2015 London Book Fair invitation will be released shortly. The 2015 edition of the fair will take place at the new Olympia location from April 14 to 16, 2015.

For more information, contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.
 

Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Invitation coming soon

Keep an eye out for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair invitation which is taking place from March 30 to April 2, 2015.

For more information, contact Programs Officer, Priya Ramjuttun, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.

Programs

2014-2015 FRMAP Contributions

Livres Canada Books has sent the 2014-2015 FRMAP contribution agreements to eligible publishers and continues to process FRMAP claims for events that have taken place since April 1, 2014. The first series of payments will be issued shortly 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.
 

FRMAP Claim Deadlines


Claim and Activity Report forms available on our website

São Paulo Book Fair
30 September 2014
Beijing International Book Fair
30 September 2014



Upcoming Book Fairs



Moscow International Book Fair
3-9 September 2014
Lviv International Book and Literature Festival
9-15 September 2014
Oslo Book Festival
12-13 September 2014
Colombo International Book Fair
10-17 September 2014
 

Göteborg Book Fair
25-28 September 2014
 
Nairobi International Book Fair
24-28 September 2014
 
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow
26-28 September 2014
 
Liber International Book Fair (Barcelona)
1-10 October 2014
 

Next Newsletter: October 2, 2014


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