Canada Book Fund
Labour disruptions impact at Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have reached a tentative agreement, ending the strike affecting many public service members. There may still be some service impacts over the next few weeks.
The Canada Book Fund (CBF) ensures access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books nationally and internationally, by fostering a strong book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.
The CBF has three components – Support for Booksellers, Support for Organizations (with one special initiative), and Support for Publishers (with two sub-components).
You can consult the Evaluation of the Canada Book Fund for years 2012-2013 to 2017-2018.
Support for Booksellers
The Support for Booksellers component will provide two years of support for the costs associated with online sales, including shipping costs, and help Canadian booksellers improve their business model for online sales. Funding will be allocated based on past sales of Canadian-authored books.
Read more about who can apply for funding through the Support for Booksellers component of the CBF.
Support for Organizations
The CBF's Support for Organizations stream contributes to the marketing and promotion of Canadian-authored books and strengthens the infrastructure and efficiency of the Canadian book industry through professional development, internships and technology projects.
Read more about who can apply for funding through the Support for Organizations stream of the CBF.
Update: The 2023-2024 special call for applications will close on April 24, 2023.
The CBF is inviting applications for collective projects under a two-year initiative to support and strengthen online sales of Canadian books by Canadian booksellers.
Support for Publishers
The Business Development component of the CBF provides financial assistance to publishers for internships and business planning.
Read more about who can apply for funding through the Business Development component of the CBF.
The Publishing Support component of the CBF provides financial assistance to publishers for the ongoing production, marketing and distribution of Canadian-authored books.
Read more about who can apply for funding through the Publishing Support component of the CBF.
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