February 28, 2018: Livres Canada Books: Trade Mission to Germany

Livres Canada Books, in partnership with Canada FBM2020, is planning a trade mission to Germany. The information gathered during this mission will help steer Livres Canada Books’ and Canada FBM2020’s programs and services in the lead up to Canada’s role as the Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.

The delegation will consist of up to 25 Canadian book publishing representatives who reflect the diversity of the book industry and are active in the German market. Delegates will meet with selected German publishers and potential partners in order to expand their understanding of this market. The Executive Directors of Livres Canada Books and Canada FBM2020 will accompany the delegation.

To be eligible for this trade mission, the applicant must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Must be confirmed eligible for the FRMAP funding program from Livres Canada Books. The applicant must have submitted an application under FRMAP 2018-2019 by February 28th, 2018, exceptionally.
  • If the applicant is a publisher and is not a funding recipient under FRMAP, the applicant must have an active and ongoing Canadian book publishing program; be Canadian-owned and operated; have completed at least 12 months of operation as a book publisher; have published at least 5 titles in its lifetime of operation.
  • If the applicant is a literary agent, the applicant must belong to an active Canadian-owned and operated literary agency; have completed at least 12 months working for a literary agency; have sold at least 5 titles to Canadian publishers as an agent and hold rights to Canadian-authored books.

Delegates’ Responsibilities

The delegates will be expected to attend up to 3 preparation meetings (by teleconference or webcast) and be adequately prepared for the trade mission.

Following the trade mission, each delegate will be required to contribute to a mission report and may be asked to contribute to a webinar in order to share the experiences gathered with publishers who were not able to participate in the mission.

Mission Period

Available financial support is tied exclusively to activities conducted by the delegates between July 9-13, 2018. A complete program of the trade mission will be available in July 2018.

For more information please visit the Livres Canada Books website

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