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Office Closed for Family Day 

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday February 20, 2017 for Family Day.

Board of Directors Meeting in Toronto

The next meeting of Livres Canada Books' Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Toronto.

Reduced registration Fees for the 2017-2018 Canada Stand

You’ve probably noticed that registration fees for the Canada Stand have been reduced this year thanks to a greater financial contribution from the Canada Book Fund to promote increased accessibility to the London, Bologna and Frankfurt book fairs. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank the Canada Book Fund for its ongoing support.

Havana International Book Fair

We’re proud to announce that the following publishers and authors will represent Canada at the Havana International Book Fair, which runs from February 9 to 19: 
Publishers: Between the Lines, Dundurn, Écrits des Forges, Chouette Publishing, Fernwood Publishing, Formac Lorimer Books, Goose Lane Editions, Groupe Librex, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, Guernica Editions, Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur, McGill-Queen's University Press, Mémoire d'encrier, Mosaic Press, QA International / Éditions Québec Amérique, Robert Rose, Tradewind Books and Weigl Educational Publishers.
Authors: Gabriel Anctil, Aline Apostolska, Margaret Atwood, David Austin, Alexandre Belliard, Sophie Bienvenu, Réjane Bougé, Stéphanie Boulay, Constance Brissenden, Luc Chartrand, Wayde Compton, Louise Desjardins, Karen Dubinsky, Rose Eliceiry, Deni Ellis Béchard, Judith Finlayson, Sheree Fitch, Graeme Gibson, Jean-Pierre Gorkynian, Rawi Hage, Michael James Isaac, Christy Jordan-Fenton, John Kirk, Frédérick Lavoie, Laurence Leduc-Primeau, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, Maya Ombasic, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Jocelyne Saucier, Madeleine Thien and Lana Wylie.
We acknowledge the contributions of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Quebec, the National Film Board of Canada, Ministerio de Cultura República de Cuba, Instituto Cubano del Libro, and Sherritt.

Export Expertise

Delegation off to BogotÀ this month

The Canadian delegation for the Scouting Mission to Colombia departs this month to explore the Colombian book market. The seven-member delegation that includes Alexandre Sanchez of Lux Éditeur, Barbara Howson of House of Anansi Press | Groundwood Books, Catherine Mitchell of Pajama Press, Chélanie Beaudin-Quintin of Éditions Michel Quintin, Lisa Jemison of the University of Toronto Press, Piedad Saenz, Mission Consultant, and Christy Doucet of Livres Canada Books will spend February 27 to March 3 meeting with key industry players of this fascinating market. Following their return, the delegation will produce a detailed report of this market’s potential for Canadian publishers’ rights and distribution sales. The report will be available for download on our website. Furthermore, the delegation will share its experience in a Web conference.

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

New Market Guide: Attending an International Book Fair

Download your copy of our new market guide Attending an International Book Fair: A Guide for First-Time Participants. Written by rights veteran Catherine Mitchell, this practical report delivers everything you need to know to make your first trip to an international book fair a success. Produced in conjunction with a webinar we hosted in December, this market guide is available in English and in French.

The report is *free* for FRMAP and Mentoring program recipients. Access is simple! Just log in to the members section of the Livres Canada Books website to download your copy. If you need help with your username or password, please contact Lien De Nil.
Not a recipient? Don’t fret! The market guide is also available for purchase on our website



We are pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Canadian Studies Collection! We invite you to visit our website to download your copy and explore these important titles in the Canadian Studies field. The Collection will be distributed at the London Book Fair, the scouting mission in Colombia, and the Frankfurt Book Fair. It will also be distributed at Canadian Studies conferences and associations.

To receive a print copy of the catalogue or if you would like to distribute it in your networks, please contact Communications Officer Kristina Brazeau by email or telephone at 613 562-2324, extension 228.

Canada Stand


The 2017 London Book Fair will take place from March 14 to March 16, 2017. Stand space is limited and is reserved on a strict first come, first served basis. We currently have only 2 pied-à-terre spots left. The pay-per-title option is also still available. To view the invitation and to register online, please visit our website


Livres Canada Books is organizing a combined shipment to the 2017 London Book Fair and the 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair through Panalpina’s Toronto, or Montréal warehouse.

The deadline to be part of the London Book Fair consolidated shipment is February 24.
The deadline to be part of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair shipment is March 3.

Please contact Olivia Robinson for further information.


Check your inbox for your invitation to our reception on the Canada Stand (6A100) at the London Book Fair on Tuesday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. The reception has been graciously sponsored by Ontario Media Development Corporation.


The Canada Stand at the 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair is nearly full, with only three pied-à-terre spots remaining. The pay-per-title option is also still available. Please note that the fair will take place from April 3 to April 6. To view the invitation and to register online, please visit our website.


There are still spots available on the Canada Stand at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair (October 11 – 15). Prices start at $1,470 for the pied-à-terre option and $2,570 for a 2 × 2m stand. Space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; book early for the best spot.

For more information, 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 2017-2018 are available on our website. The application deadline for both programs is April 1, 2017. 


Guidelines and forms will be sent to publishers this month to assist in preparing final reports under the Mentoring - Funding Support Program for 2016-2017. The deadline to submit reports is Friday, May 5, 2017. 

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

Success Stories

Canada Reads 2017

Congratulations to House of Anansi Press and Coach House Books, whose titles The Break and Fifteen Dogs respectively have been selected as two of the books being debated during this year’s Canada Reads. Best of luck!

Groupes fides triumphs at gourmand awards

L'encyclopédie de Cuisine de la Nouvelle-France published by Groupe Fides is the national winner for Best Cookbook Illustrations category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book will now compete in its category against winners from other countries for the "Best in the World prize". The results will be announced in May at the annual Gourmand Awards Ceremony.

Rights sold by Tradewind Books 

It is with great pleasure that we have learned that Tradewind Books have recently sold rights for Mimi Power and the I-don’t-know-what to Bejing Uni-wisdom Publishing; Anna Carries Water to Great Books Seoul Korea; and A Day with Yaheh to The Interlink Publishing Group USA


Have you negotiated a foreign rights or distribution deal recently?

Let us know and we would be happy to share the good news in our newsletter and also on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Send us an email

FRMAP Claim Deadlines

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Angoulême International Comics Festival
1 March 2017
Book Fair
5 March 2017
Cairo International Book Fair
10 March 2017

Havana Book Fair
19 March 2017
Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE)
13 March 2017

Upcoming Book Fairs

Tapei International Book
8 - 13 February 2017
Publishers Association of the West PubWest Conference
9 - 11 February 2017
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) Annual Conference
9 - 11 February 2017

Havana Book Fair
9 - 19 February 2017
American International Toy Fair
18 - 21 February 2017
Vilnius Book Fair / Baltic Book Fair
23 - 26 February 2017

Next Newsletter: March 7, 2017

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