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The passing of a great man 

It is with profound sadness that we were informed that Guy Frenette, former President of Livres Canada Books, has passed away. Guy was an important person for the Association. He helped build Livres Canada Books and we can be proud of what he accomplished during his years of service.


Livres Canada Books would like to thank the 127 participants who joined us for Export Exchange, our event that presented new avenues for innovation, collaboration, and integration. Videos of the individual conference sessions will be posted on our website at the end of April.

Welcome Kristina!

We are pleased to announce that Kristina Brazeau has joined the team as Communications Officer. You can reach Kristina by email at or by telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Office Closed for Easter Weekend

Please note that our offices will be closed on Good Friday, March 25, and Easter Monday, March 28. We will be open for business starting at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29.

Export Expertise

New Webinar: Explore the Australian Book Market

What promise does this book market valued at nearly $1 billion hold for Canadian publishers? On Tuesday, March 29th, explore the potential of the Australian book market with host Nerrilee Weir, Rights Manager of Penguin Random House Australia. Since 1998, she has been responsible for selling rights in both the adult and children’s lists in all markets outside of Australia and New Zealand. Nerrilee handles English language rights sales (North America and the United Kingdom), translation rights sales, as well as film, television and audio rights. Nerrilee will present an overview of the market, information on selling rights into Australia, and case studies of successes and failures in translation. Cost is free.

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

Report on the Scouting Mission to Israel Coming Soon

In November 2015, Livres Canada Books led a Scouting Mission to Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem to explore the potential of the Israeli publishing market. A report on the mission covering information specific to the scholarly, trade, and children’s markets will be available in March. The report will be available as a free download on our website and will be announced via Twitter and Facebook


2016 Canadian Studies Collection in production

The 2016 Canadian Studies Collection is currently in production and will be available later this month. This year’s edition features 27 publishers with 73 titles on Canadian subjects to be promoted to Canadian Studies associations worldwide. The Collection will be available at the London Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Join the Canadian Studies Collection mailing list and make sure that you’re among the first to receive the 2016 Collection.

Spring 2016 Rights Canada Catalogue Coming Soon!

The Rights Canada catalogue is currently in production and will be available by the end of March. The spring edition includes 39 titles from 19 publishers, and will be distributed at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the London Book Fair. Be sure to visit our website for a PDF download of the catalogue or join the Rights Canada mailing list to stay up to date on Rights Canada publication.
Thanks to all those who submitted to Rights Canada and the Canadian Studies Collection; we look forward to promoting such an exciting variety of titles! If you’re interested in receiving print copies of either publication, please contact Communications Officer, Kristina Brazeau, by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand

Consolidated Shipping for Bologna and London

Livres Canada Books is organizing a combined shipment to the 2016 Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the London Book Fair for publishers with shipments weighing less than 100 kg, exclusively through Panalpina’s Toronto warehouse.
The deadline to participate in the Bologna shipment is Friday, March 4, 2016.
The deadline to participate in the London shipment is Monday, March 28, 2016.

Reception at London

Keep an eye out for your invitation to our reception on the Canada Stand (6A100) at the London Book Fair on Tuesday April 12, at 5:30 p.m. The reception has been graciously sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Frankfurt Book Fair: Reserve Your Space Today!

There are still a few spots available on the Canada Stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Prices start at $1,960 for the pied-à-terre option, and $3,425 for a 2 x 2 m stand. Space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; book early for the best spot. Visit our website for details.

For more information about Fair registration, shipping, or badges, please contact Programs Officer, Olivia Robinson, by email or by telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 227.


20162017 FRMAP and Mentoring Application Deadlines April 1, 2016

The application deadline for FRMAP and the Mentoring - Funding Support program for 2016–2017 is April 1, 2016. Application guidelines and forms for both programs are available on our website.

Submit Your 20152016 FRMAP Claims by April 22, 2016

Publishers eligible for FRMAP in 2015-2016 are asked to submit claims for events and export sales trips taking place up to March 31, 2016 no later than Friday, April 22, 2016. Your cooperation is essential in helping us disburse contribution payments as soon as possible after the end of the financial year.

20152016 Mentoring - Funding Support Final Reports due May 6, 2016

The deadline to submit final reports for the Mentoring - Funding Support Program for 2015–2016 is Friday, May 6, 2016. Guidelines and forms are available on our website.

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

Success Stories

Congratulations to Bouton d’or d’Acadie

Bouton d’or d’Acadie is a finalist for an Éloize Award in the “Support for Artistic Production” category. This coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the publishing house, which will be celebrated throughout 2016. Congratulations on this achievement!

Canada Reads 2016

Congratulations to House of Anansi Press, whose title Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz has been selected as one of the five titles being debated during this year’s Canada Reads. The book will be defended by Farah Mohamed, an award-winning activist and the founder and CEO of G(irls)20. Best of luck!


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


Check out our most recent posts! 

FRMAP Claim Deadlines

Publishers Association of the West PubWest Conference
06 March 2016
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) Fall Trade Show
10 March 2016
American International Toy Fair
16 March 2016
Havana Book Fair
21 March 2016
Mother Earth News Fair
21 March 2016

Taipei International Book Exhibition
21 March 2016
Brussels Book Fair
22 March 2016
American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting
05 April 2016
Digital Book World
09 April 2016

Upcoming Book Fairs

American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting
03 - 05 March 2016
Digital Book World
07 - 09 March 2016
Liepzig Book Fair
17 - 20 March 2016
Salon du livre de Paris
17 - 20 March 2016
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference
30 March - 02 April 2016
American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division Meeting
30 March - 03 April 2016

Tunis International Book Fair
25 March - 03 April 2016
Bologna Children's Book Fair
04 - 07 April 2016
Public Library Association (PLA) Conference 
04 - 09 April 2016
London Book Fair
12 - 14 April 2016

Next Newsletter: April 5, 2016

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