Exporting Academic and Scholarly Books (2016)

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Canada’s scholarly and academic publishers are among some of the most successful exporters in the Canadian publishing industry. Our first specialized guide on the academic and scholarly market provides a comprehensive overview of the global export market for Canadian English-language academic and scholarly presses. Designed for both new and experienced exporters alike, the report provides an overview of the essential elements and methods of export for scholarly and academic books, as well as insight on important sales channels, international libraries, key export territories, digital publishing, and opportunities for selling rights.

This guide presents information on the English-language scholarly and academic market. Livres Canada Books anticipates producing a companion guide for the French-language scholarly and academic market in the near future.

This market guide includes information on:

  • The international market for English-language academic and scholarly books
  • Selecting titles for export
  • Digital publishing and print-on-demand
  • Distribution channels
  • Academic libraries
  • Marketing
  • Key export territories
  • Rights sales and translations
  • International conferences

About the Author

R. Peter Milroy has worked in book and periodical publishing for over forty years, most prominently as the director of UBC Press which he led for 22 years. A tenacious entrepreneur, he ran the press without subsidy from its parent institution for all but three of those years, developing a significant international agency business to support the specialized scholarly books that it published. He also served as president of the Canadian Publishers Council Education Group, the Association of Canadian University Presses, and the Association of American University Presses. In 2013 he set up Chapel Green Communications, a publishing consultancy whose recent projects have included work for the Association of Canadian Publishers, eBOUND Canada, SaskBooks, University of Manitoba Press, and the International Development Research Council.

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