Category: Export

2019 Guadalajara Book Fair Guest of Honour Spotlight on India – Reading and Consumption Habits

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

India is this year’s Guest of Honour country at the 2019 Guadalajara International Book Fair (November 30th to December 8th ). To help you brush up on this exciting and growing market before the fair, we will be sharing excerpts all month of our 2018 market guide on India, written by expert consultant Jaya Bhattacharji Rose. Today’s post focuses on reading and consumption habits in the Indian book market, particularly the significant growth in buying books for children and the education market.

11/12/2019 | Book Fairs, Export, Market Guides

Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States Alternative and Additional Markets

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Recently, we have been exploring mass merchandisers and non-traditional accounts in the United States through excerpts of our market guide, Selling to Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States: A Guide for Canadian Publishers (2018) by expert Michael Johnson. In our final post on this guide, expert author Michael Johnson provides tips on other potential sales channels for Canadian books in the US.

07/04/2019 | Export, Market Guides

Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States: The Players

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

In today’s excerpt of our 2018 market guide, Selling to Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States: A Guide for Canadian Publishers written by expert Michael Johnson, we list some of the largest mass merchandise booksellers in the US and provide tips on how to access these potentially lucrative shelves.

06/20/2019 | Export, Market Guides

Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States – The Business of Doing Business

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Are you a Canadian publisher looking for information on new export markets? Today we continue our series of blog posts on working with mass merchandisers and non-traditional accounts in the US. Excerpted from our market guide Selling to Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States: A Guide for Canadian Publishers (2018) by expert Michael Johnson, today’s post shares some background on what to expect when entering this market.

06/13/2019 | Export, Market Guides

Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States – Transformations and Opportunities

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Just about every aspect of publishing, bookselling, technology, and retail has changed dramatically over the last decade. The way books are written, laid out, formatted, printed (including ebooks), distributed, and sold have all been subject to enormous technological and commercial change. In today’s post, we provide an excerpt from our updated market guide, Selling to Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States: A Guide for Canadian Publishers (2018), in which market expert Michael Johnson outlines some of the major changes in the US book market in the last 10 years, covers some new opportunities for publishers in the current market, and the role of mass merchandisers and non-traditional accounts.

05/29/2019 | Export, Market Guides

Mass Merchandisers and Non-Traditional Accounts in the United States – Overview of Diverse Sales Channels

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

Canada’s largest trading partner, the United States, has the third largest global population after China and India and is still the world’s largest economy. With our shared geographical border, history, and culture, the US is one of the most important markets for the export of English Canadian books, as well as a significant market for the export of French-language books. In today’s post, we give an overview of the numerous sales channels in the US publishing market, with an emphasis on mass merchandisers and non-traditional accounts.

05/22/2019 | Export, Market Guides

Swiss village, mountain background

Spotlight on Switzerland

By: Tabitha Hartropp

In advance of Switzerland’s appearance as the Guest of Honour at the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, we present a brief overview of the country and its publishing industry. Known for its neutrality, Switzerland is a small but mighty country with strong political and economic ties to its European neighbours. These ties are further strengthened... Read more »

03/25/2019 | Book Fairs, Export

Market Focus: Latin America – Alternative and Self-Publishing

By: Gabrielle Etcheverry

For publishers looking to export their books south of the border, the Latin American market provides numerous opportunities and possibilities. In today’s post, we explore the growth of self- and alternative publishing in Latin America. Self-publishing models have developed at pace with the surge in popularity (and availability) of ebooks and digital publishing platforms in the region. At the same time, other “alternative” forms of publishing like the cartonera (cardboard publishing) movement have developed in response to acute economic crises and the desire to create unique, handmade books.

03/13/2019 | Digital, Export