Please note that as of October 24th, 2021, Canada’s role as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair has concluded. The information on this and any related pages is no longer being updated and serves only as a record of past activities.
Are you just starting to sell the foreign rights to your titles? Or do you simply want to build on what you already know?
The links below lead to information that could help you develop your knowledge of foreign rights sales.
Free Webinar: Exporting to Germany
The German book market is an attractive market for international publishers and there are many opportunities for Canadian publishers and agents to conduct rights sales at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Consult this useful webinar uploaded online by Livres Canada Books right here.
Development Session – Roadmap to 2020
Video presentations from Roadmap to 2020: Building Your Rights Business, a day-long professional development session for Ontario publishers.
Reports on the Book Market in Germany
Canadian Trade Commissioner Report: Book Market in Germany
Livres Canada Books – Selling Books in Germany
German Book Market & Börsenverein – presentation
Books and the book trade in 2018 (2017 figures) by Börsenverein
The FAQ from the Frankfurt Book Fair on being a Guest of Honour
If you are working in children’s books industry…
You want to get information on children’s books publishers in the German speaking realm? You are looking for the right contact person in the publishing house? On Kinder und Jungendbuch Verlage website, you will find all you need on this topic and a bit more!
The Appeal of Canada’s Books to Germans
Get the insights of Frank Heibert, the German translator of novels and plays by Don DeLillo, Richard Ford, William Faulkner, George Saunders, Tobias Wolff, Lorrie Moore, Tony Kushner, Neil LaBute, Boris Vian, Alfred Jarry, Marie Darrieussecq, Yasmina Reza, Raymond Queneau, Italo Svevo, Francesco Pacifico, and Jorge de Sena, among others. Heibert was one of the publishing professionals in the delegation from Germany organized by Québec Édition in spring 2018.
And to learn more, see the report on the Roundtable Discussion organized as part of the Fellowship Rendez-Vous in April 2018.