Canada Book Fund

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 two initiatives), 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

Update: The application intake for 2022-2023 funding is now closed.

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.

Accessible Digital Books Initiative

The CBF annually invites applications for collective projects under a five-year initiative to support the sustainable production and distribution of accessible digital books by Canadian independent publishers.

Booksellers Initiative

Update: The program is no longer accepting applications for projects starting before March 31, 2023. The program will continue to accept applications on a continuous intake basis for projects starting after April 1, 2023, and ending on or before March 31, 2024.

The CBF is inviting applications for collective projects on an ongoing basis under a two-year initiative to support and strengthen online sales of Canadian books by Canadian booksellers.

Support for Publishers

Business Development

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.

Publishing Support

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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