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Export Exchange

Register today to reserve your spot! 

Join us in Montréal on January 28th for Export Exchange, an exciting new conference bringing French- and English-language publishers from across Canada together for a day of conversation with innovators from other creative content industries. Speakers include Margot Atwell from Kickstarter and Megan Jones from Indie Thinking. Simultaneous interpretation will offered throughout the entire day.

Early-bird deadline extended! Register by December 15th for the best possible price. 

Early-bird | $75 
Full-price | $95 
All Canadian-owned and -controlled publishing firms are eligible for the Association of Canadian Publishers' Professional Development Subsidy Program, which covers a portion of airfare, accommodation, and registration fees. Click here to download an application (PDF), or contact Inna Shepelska at the ACP for more information. Please note that funds are limited, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to register, visit our website.

Livres Canada Books Business

Holiday Break

Please note that our offices will be closed for the holidays as of Thursday, December 24, 2015. Services will resume Monday, January 4, 2016. We offer you our best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year!

Business Plan

Livres Canada Books will be holding further consultations in order effectively target Canadian publishers’ export and market development needs in our future business plan.

For more information, or to make suggestions, contact Executive Director, François Charette, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 223.

Export Expertise

Scouting Mission to Israel

Last month, Livres Canada Books led a Scouting Mission to Tel Aviv to explore the changing nature of the Israeli publishing market. A delegation of four, including Executive Director François Charette, Barbara Creary (Dominique et compagnie/ANEL), Margie Wolfe (Second Story Press/ACP), and Philip Cercone (McGill-Queen’s University Press/APUC), travelled to Tel Aviv November 22 to 26, 2015 to meet with key players in the industry.

Livres Canada Books will publish a report (available in French and English) on the potential of the Israeli market for Canadian publishers. The report will be available free of charge on our website in spring 2016.

Mexico Market Guide Consultant

We are pleased to introduce Javier Celaya, the consultant for our new market guide on Mexico. Javier is the CEO and founder of, a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of new technologies and trends in the cultural sector. Building on more than ten years of experience in the Mexican publishing market, Javier will provide Canadian publishers with information about a variety of opportunities for export to Mexico. Selling Canadian Books in Mexico will be published in early 2016. 

For more information, contact Manager of Digital Publishing and International Markets, Lien De Nil, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.

Upcoming Report on Global Book Marketing

Following the success of last year’s digital guide on Using Audience-Centric Digital Marketing to Drive Global Book Sales, we are pleased to work again with Mike Shatzkin, Peter McCarthy and Jess Johns of the Logical Marketing Agency for our upcoming digital report, Global Book Marketing: Advanced Strategy and Tactics for Building International Book Campaigns. This report will build on the insights from last year’s guide on social media marketing and will delve into advanced tactics for international book discovery by introducing publishers to sophisticated digital marketing strategies, tactics, and tools essential for success in today’s global marketplace. This report will be available in both English and French and will be published in 2016. 

For more information, contact Manager of Digital Publishing and International Markets, Lien De Nil, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.

New Webinar: Save-the-date!

Registration will be open soon for our professional development webinar on International Ebook Lending, which will take place in February. Organized in collaboration with eBOUND and, the webinar will help Canadian publishers navigate the process of stocking their ebooks in international libraries by introducing key vendors and territories, analysing libraries as a source of discoverability, and exploring various terms and pricing strategies.

For more information, contact Manager of Digital Publishing and International Markets, Lien De Nil, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 229.

Publishing Scotland - International Publishing Fellowship

Publishing Scotland’s International Publishing Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for international collaboration. Geared toward experienced publishers and agents, this Fellowship aims to:
  • Facilitate networking and partnership opportunities between international and Scottish publishers, agents and rights professionals, with a focus on building relationships
  • Create opportunities for buying and selling book rights, familiarising international bodies with the current writing and publishing scene in Scotland
  • Enhance business exposure and success for publishers within a context of cultural exchange, fostering new ideas and increased efficiency
The 2016 International Publishing Fellowship will take place over one week in August 2016, to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. To be considered for the Fellowship, you must register you interest by January 22, 2016. Please see the Publishing Scotland website for details and to register. Please note that Livres Canada Books is not involved in the planning of this Fellowship.


Registration is Now Open for Rights Canada Spring 2016    

It’s time to register your titles for Rights Canada! Rights Canada advertises available foreign rights for Canadian titles to the international community of rights managers, publishers, and literary agents. Titles registered for the spring 2016 edition will be promoted at the London Book Fair and the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Register now for this unique collective promotion!

New to Rights Canada? Read our introduction to promoting your titles in Canada’s collective rights catalogue.

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

Canadian Studies Collection 2016 - Coming Soon

The 2016 Canadian Studies Collection is currently in production and will be available by the end of January. This year’s edition features 28 publishers with 74 titles on Canadian subjects to be promoted to Canadian Studies associations worldwide. Join the Canadian Studies Collection mailing list and make sure that you’re among the first to receive the 2016 Collection.

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

Canada Stand


It was a year of change for Canadian publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair as publishers said goodbye to the English-language Hall 8 and exhibited on the new stand in Hall 6. While some felt the traffic had a marked decrease in the new hall, others welcomed the move to a more central location in the fairground. Livres Canada Books is currently in discussion with the Fair authorities to secure the best possible location for 2016.

If you would like to voice your opinion about the Canada Stand at Frankfurt 2016, we want to hear from you! Fill out our short survey:


Our invitation to register for the Canada Stand at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair (October 19 to 23, 2016) will be released shortly. The Canada Stand will be exhibiting in Hall 6; however, we will be in discussion with the Book Fair to secure the best possible location for the Canada Stand, providing maximum visibility for participating publishers and their titles. In the meantime, details can be found on the Fair's website.

LONDON BOOK FAIR 2016 – ONLY "pied-À-terre" space LEFT!  

The 2016 London Book Fair invitation has been released. The 2016 Fair will take place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre from April 12 to 14, 2016. The Canada Stand will be located in a new key position near the American collective stand. Stand space is limited and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To view the invitation and to register online, please visit our website.


Our invitation for the 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been released. It features all of the Canada Stand’s usual exhibiting options in order to meet your fair exposure needs. Space on the Canada Stand is booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early.

Bologna Ragazzi Award – Special Category
Exhibitors at the 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair are invited to submit titles published in the last five years to be considered for the Bologna Ragazzi Award. This year’s special category is Disability. The deadline to submit your books for consideration is January 29, 2016. For more information, please visit the Fair’s website

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



Application guidelines and forms for FRMAP and the Mentoring - Funding Support program for 2016-2017 will be posted on our website in the coming weeks. The application deadline for both programs is April 1, 2016. We remind publishers that FRMAP claims for events and sales trips must be submitted no later than thirty calendar days after the event or trip for which the claim is made. Claim and Activity Report forms are available on our website.


Guidelines and forms will be sent to publishers in February to assist in preparing final reports for the 2015-2016 Mentoring - Funding Support program. The deadline to submit reports is Friday, May 6, 2016.

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

Success Stories


Congratulations to the following francophone publishers for their OLA Forest of Reading nominations: Bouton d'or Acadie, Éditions Vents d'Ouest, Éditions du Phoenix, Éditions de la Bagnole, Dominique et compagnie, Bayard Canada, Québec Amérique and Éditions Hurtubise. The winning titles will be announced at the Festival of Trees, taking place May 17–19 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. For congratulations to the Anglophone Forest of Reading nominees, please see our November newsletter.

2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Big congratulations to Coach House Books and André Alexis on their Giller Prize win for Fifteen Dogs!

Congratulation to Les éditions Bouton d'or Acadie

Bonjour la rivière, published by Bouton d'or Acadie, is the first Acadian literary work to be widely distributed across Canada through the Welcome to Kindergarten program. Congratulations on this exciting achievement!

2015 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

Winners of the TD Children’s Literature Award were announced last month. Comme des géants took home the French-language prize for Autobus by Marianne Dubuc. The following publishers were finalists for the award: Dominique et compagnie, Éditions de la Bagnole, Éditions les 400 coups, House of Anansi, Pajama Press, and Éditions de la Pastèque. Congratulations to you all!


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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Belgrade Book Fair
01 December 2015
Santiago Book Fair
8 December 2015
Istanbul International Book Fair
10 December 2015
Sharjah International Book Fair
14 December 2015

National Council of
Teachers of English Annual Convention
22 December 2015
International Book
Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction 
29 December 2015
Guadalajara International Book Fair
01 January 2016

Upcoming Book Fairs

Guadalajara International Book Fair
28 November -
06 December 2015
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting
08 - 12 January 2016
New Delhi World Book
09 - 17 January 2016

Cairo International Book Fair
27 January -
10 February 2016
Jerusalem International Book Fair
08 - 12 February 2016

Next Newsletter: January 5, 2016

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