Category: Rights

7 Tips for Your First Frankfurt Book Fair

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

With Frankfurt right around the corner here are some pearls of wisdom from publishing veteran R. Peter Milroy on what you should know for your first Frankfurt Book Fair. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest publishing trade fair in terms of numbers of exhibitors. It occurs annually in early October at the Frankfurt fairground (Frankfurter Messegelände). For exhibitors, the fair begins on a Tuesday with setup and lasts until Sunday. Most of the serious business takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, when the event is restricted to publishers, distributors, wholesalers, agents, and publishing service providers. Most meetings are scheduled for 30 minutes, and there is vast movement around the fair site on the hour and half-hour.

10/11/2016 | Book Fairs, Events, Market Guides, Rights

Canada will be the Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 Committee (CanadaFBM2020), formed by associations representing Canadian-owned book publishers, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL), and supported by export associations Livres Canada Books and Québec Edition, applauds Canada’s acceptance of the invitation to be Guest of Honour (GoH) of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. See the press release

10/07/2016 | Book Fairs, Events, Export, Livres Canada Books, News, Rights

Information on Territorial Rights Sales

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Rights can be a valuable source of income for exporting publishers. They’re also a great way to reach new audiences around the world. Here is some information and advice on territorial rights sales from our market guide Exporting Academic and Scholarly Books: A Guide for Canadian English-Language Publishers.

10/05/2016 | Export, Marketing, Rights

CanLit on the Move: Judy Brunsek

By: Kristina Brazeau

In our CanLit on the Move series, Livres Canada Books interviews Canadian publishers about their foreign marketing activities and the role of Canadian books in the international marketplace. For this installment, we’ve caught up with Judy Brunsek from Owlkids Books who talks about what makes a successful children book internationally.

09/13/2016 | Export, Interview, Rights

An Introduction to Exporting Academic and Scholarly Books

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

“Canadians are exporters.” So begins our new market guide, Exporting Academic and Scholarly Books: A Guide for Canadian English-Language Publishers, and we couldn’t agree more! Written by industry expert R. Peter Milroy, formerly of UBC Press, this report offers insight and knowledge into the global market for this specialized segment of the publishing industry. And yet, Milroy also offers wisdom into markets and practices that publishers of all walks of life will find beneficial.

08/16/2016 | Export, Market Guides, Rights

CanLit on the Move: Beth Bruder

By: Kristina Brazeau

In our CanLit on the Move series, Livres Canada Books interviews Canadian publishers about their foreign marketing activities and the role of Canadian books in the international marketplace. For this installment, we’ve caught up with Beth Bruder from Dundurn who talks about one of the most popular book genres, mystery novels.

08/08/2016 | Export, Interview, Rights

CanLit on the Move: Simon Payette

By: Kristina Brazeau

In our CanLit on the Move series, Livres Canada Books interviews Canadian publishers about their foreign marketing activity and the role of Canadian books in the international marketplace. For this installment, we’ve caught up with Simon Payette from Éditions Chouette, who talks to us about children’s literature crossing borders.

07/06/2016 | Export, Interview, Rights

Business Opportunities for Canadian Publishers

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

The final post in our series on the Spanish book market offers some valuable advice on the business opportunities available to Canadian publishers looking to sell their books in Spain.

03/22/2016 | Export, Market Guides, Rights