Selling Canadian Books in the UK (2018)

9781988769165 (PDF)


The newest edition of our market guide Selling Canadian Books in the UK provides straightforward, practical information to help Canadian publishers learn more about this accessible but competitive market where reading is highly valued and books continue to garner huge amounts of media interest. From examining book purchasing patterns to the changing ebook market, this guide outlines opportunities for Canadian publishers. Essential reading for anyone wanting to explore the UK market.

Provides up-to-the-minute information on the state of the UK market, the potential for Canadian books in the UK, the practicalities of entering the UK market, and guidance on distribution channels and marketing strategies. Includes listings for

  • Distributors
  • Wholesalers
  • Sales agents and marketing organizations
  • Trade associations and organizations
  • Trade press
  • Bibliographic agencies, and
  • Other useful contacts

About the Author

Now retired, Peter Kilborn was previously Executive Director of Book Industry Communication, the UK book trade’s supply chain and standards organization. In his past career he has been a production director and general manager with a number of well-known London publishing houses, a director of the Publishers Association, and a writer and consultant specializing in the supply chain and business improvement. Among his past assignments he acted as an adviser to the Department of Canadian Heritage on its supply chain initiative. He has undertaken a number of writing and research projects for Livres Canada Books.

42 pages

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