Frankfurt Book Fair 2020: Canada as Guest of Honour

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Canada in the spotlight at Frankfurt

As a signatory to the agreement naming Canada as Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Department of Canadian Heritage is involved in all aspects of organizing, coordinating and promoting the cultural initiatives being developed as part of the event.

The Canadian publishing industry, which is the epicentre of this signature event, is anticipating and eager to take advantage of the business opportunities that it will create. Many partners are already working to organize trade missions and various other initiatives to connect key players in the German and Canadian book industries.

The other creative industries will also be involved and showcased in the cultural programming to be provided throughout 2020 in various German-speaking areas.

Livres Canada Books – Canada booth

In preparation for Canada’s participation as Guest of Honour in 2020, Livre Canada Books will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2018. This will be an opportunity for our publishers to start building business ties with the German publishing community and to raise the German public’s awareness of our authors and their works.

Canada FBM2020

Canada FBM2020, an organization created specifically to prepare for Frankfurt 2020, brings together the country’s key publishers. In cooperation with Canadian Heritage, the organization will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and promoting all activities relating to Canada’s participation as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Canada Council for the Arts – incentive program for purchasing translation rights and publishing

As part of Frankfurt 2020, the Council for the Arts, in cooperation with Canadian Heritage, created an incentive program for purchasing translation rights and for publishing in German. This program provides German publishers seeking to purchase the rights to Canadian literary works with financial support for their translation and covers a portion of the associated promotional costs.

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