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2015-2016 Board of Directors and Committees

Livres Canada Books welcomes the following members to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors: Martine Des Rochers (Presses de l’Université du Québec/ACUP), Antoine Tanguay (Éditions Alto/ANEL) and Bianca Drapeau (Marquis/Professional Advisor).

Louis-Frédéric Gaudet (Lux Éditeur) and Robert J. Dees (Robert Rose) have been re-elected to serve another two years on the Board.

We wish to sincerely thank Antoine Del Busso (Presses de l’Université de Montréal/ACUP) and Olivier Gougeon (Guides de voyage Ulysse/ANEL), whose terms have ended, for their dedication and service to the governance of Livres Canada Books.

The Board of Directors also elected new officers of Livres Canada Books:
Chair: Robert J. Dees
Vice-Chair: Caroline Fortin
Vice-Chair: Frédéric Gauthier
Secretary-Treasurer: Susan McIntosh
Visit our website for the full list of board members and committees.


The Livres Canada Books 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available on our website. Download your copy now and read about our achievements over the last year.

Export Expertise

Exhibit your books in Tel Aviv  

During our upcoming Scouting Mission to Israel, Livres Canada Books will display a collection of Canadian titles covering a variety of genres. The only cost to you is the cost of shipping from your office to Ottawa.

If you would like to showcase your titles, please ensure that your books (including any related promotional material) are delivered to the following address no later than November 2, 2015:

Ms. Christy Doucet
Livres Canada Books
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 504
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7
Tel: (613) 562-2324, ext. 225

Meet our Israel Mission consultants

Yael Shefer has been part of the cultural world in Israel for the past 25 years as a cultural and literary advisor, and artistic director. During this time Yael initiated and directed the First International Writers' Festival in Jerusalem. Later, Yael was the literary advisor to President of Israel Mr. Shimon Peres, organizing the cultural events at the President's Residence. For five years Yael was the Cultural advisor at the Jerusalem Development Authority, overseeing all cultural events in the City. Yael has also managed many literary events, book launches and literary and poetry festivals with the leading authors in Israel. Recently, Yael was the artistic director for the 27th International Book Fair in Jerusalem.

Gilad Newman has over 12 years of experience in producing cultural events including international literature and poetry festivals, conferences, seminars, book launches, and concerts. Gilad produced the First international Writers Festival in Jerusalem, as well as many other literary events and book launches. Gilad has also worked with many of the leading book publishers in Israel on marketing campaigns, promoting the sale of books and literary events.

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 2015-2016 market guides. Livres Canada Books’ market guides are an indispensable resource written by industry experts, and provide the best and most up-to-date information on export markets for Canadian publishers. This year, we’ll be publishing reports on China, Mexico and Exporting English-language Academic and Scholarly Books. Market guides will be published throughout the year and will be announced through our newsletter and on Twitter and Facebook. Our market guides will be available in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats, and are free for FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support recipients.

Do you have any questions for industry experts regarding sales, distribution, export and/or rights sales in China and Mexico, or for the Academic and Scholarly Books market? Now is your chance to ask! Send your questions Lien De Nil by email, or connect with us over Facebook or Twitter



The Rights Canada fall 2015 catalogue is now available on our website; download your copy! The catalogue, now in its 25th year, features 71 titles from 25 Canadian publishers. The catalogue has been distributed digitally to our targeted network of international contacts. Print and USB copies of the catalogue will be available at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair and at the Guadelajara International Book Fair in November/December. Thank you to all contributing publishers!


Have you published a book that may be of interest to Canadian Studies scholars? Registration for Livres Canada Books’ 2016 Canadian Studies Collection opens soon! New this year, the Collection will be expanding to offer publishers the option of including descriptions, author bios, and review quotes alongside standard bibliographic information. Start combing your front and backlist for titles to feature in the Collection!

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

Canada Stand

LONDON BOOK FAIR – New Stand Location

Registration is open for the 2016 London Book Fair. The 2016 edition of the fair will take place at the Olympia location from April 12 to 14, 2016. The Canada Stand will feature a new location in a key position near the US collective stand. Stand space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. To view the invitation and to register online, visit our website.

FRankfurt Book Fair is around the corner

The Canada Stand has only a few remaining pied-à-terre spaces available for Frankfurt 2015Download the directory of Canadian publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

Bologna Children’s Book Fair - Invitation coming soon

Keep an eye out for our invitation to exhibit on the Canada Stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which is taking place from April 4 to 7, 2016.

Guadalajara Book Fair – canada stand almost full 

The Canada Stand has only a few remaining spots available to exhibit at the Guadalajara Book Fair in November. The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important publishing event in Ibero-America. Some 1,945 exhibitors from 44 countries and 20,300 international publishing industry professionals are expected to attend the 29th edition of the fair in 2015. Register now on our website.

Visit our website for more information about the Canada Stand or contact Programs Manager, Christy Doucet, by email or telephone at 613-562-2324, extension 225.


FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support agreements sent out

Contribution agreements have been sent to publishers eligible for the 2015-2016 FRMAP and Mentoring – Funding Support programs. Publishers who return their signed agreements will also be sent the first instalment of their Mentoring – Funding Support contribution and payments for their approved FRMAP claims.

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

Success Stories

Rights Sales for Arsenal Pulp and Tradewind Books

Arsenal Pulp has recently sold rights in the UK (Little, Brown) and in Germany (Bruno Gmunder) for When Everything Feels like the Movies by Raziel Reid, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and Canada Reads finalist.Tradewind Books has sold rights in China for ShuLi and Diego and ShuLi and Tamara, both written by Paul Yee and illustrated by Shaoli Wang.

Giller Prize Shortlist

Congratulations to Biblioasis and Coach House Books for their 2015 Giller Prize shortlisted titles. Best of luck!  

Congratulations to the award-winning University of Alberta Press

Alongside several shortlist nominations at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards, University of Alberta Press was recognized as Publisher of the Year by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA). The press’s director, Linda Cameron, has also received the President’s Award from the Association of Canadian Publishers for her decades of exemplary service to the Canadian publishing. Congratulations on these much-deserved honours. 

2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Announced

Congratulations to Athabasca University Press, Frontenac House, Freehand Books, Tyche Books, University of Calgary Press, and University of Alberta Press on their recognition at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards


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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Colombo International Book Fair
27 October 2015
Nairobi International Book Fair
27 October 2015
Göteborg Book Fair
27 October 2015
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow
04 November 2015
Liber International Book Fair 
09 November 2015
International Poetry Festival
11 November 2015

Rendez-vous de l'histoire
11 November 2015
Biennial Association
for Canadian Studies in the United States Conference
17 November 2015
Frankfurt Book Fair
18 November 2015
Book Expo Australia
18 November 2015
Helsinki Book Fair
25 November 2015

Upcoming Book Fairs

Liber International Book Fair
7 - 9 October 2015
Rendez-vous de l'histoire
8 - 11 October 2015
Biennial Association
for Canadian Studies in the United States Conference
14 - 17 October 2015
Frankfurt Book Fair
14 - 18 October 2015
Book Expo Australia
17 - 18 October 2015
Helsinki Book Fair
22 - 25 October 2015

Santiago Book Fair
22 October - 8 November 2015
Belgrade Book Fair
25 October - 1 November 2015
Sharjah International Book Fair
04 - 14 November 2015
Istanbul International Book Fair
07 - 11 November 2015
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
19 -22  November 2015
Guadalajara International Book Fair
28 November - 06 December

Next Newsletter: November 3, 2015

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