Foreign Rights Marketing Assistance Program (FRMAP)

This program fosters Canadian publishers’ export sales by providing cost-shared funding for export sales trips and participation in international book fairs and trade events.

Livres Canada Books supports exporting publishers from all regions of Canada, including national and provincial publisher associations, through this fund.

Eligible publishers may choose from a diverse range of conferences, industry events, book fairs and sales trips that best meet their export marketing needs.

Guidelines and Forms

To learn more about FRMAP, including eligibility criteria, click on the links below to download guidelines, qualifying events and other forms as PDF files.

This revision includes the following two changes for the program:

Travel allocation increase

For international trade events and export sales trips, Livres Canada Books will contribute toward a travel allowance of $225 for days of attendance at an international trade event ($250 for the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair and the Salon du livre de Paris only) or for days spent on an export sales trip, up to a maximum of:

  • four (4) days for all trips and events except the Frankfurt Book Fair
  • five (5) days for the Frankfurt Book Fair

Creative BC Pilot Supplement

In addition to the funding criteria of the FRMAP program above, eligible applicants to the Creative BC Pilot Supplement may apply for a top up toward a total of 60% (versus 50%) to the transportation portion of their claims for all international trade events and export sales trips undertaken between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, with the exception of the London Book Fair (April 10-12, 2018) and the Trade Mission to Germany (July 9-13, 2018). The funding supplement may be applied to both the first and second delegate. Please note, as indicated in the guidelines, the total contribution reimbursed to second delegate will correspond to 75% of their total eligible expenses.

Please read the guidelines carefully and submit the application forms for each eligible program, including all supporting documents required to complete your application.