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.

Support for Distribution – Canada Book Fund

The Support for Distribution component is designed to provide temporary emergency financial relief to Canadian book distributors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about who can apply for funding through the Support for Distribution component of the CBF.

The CBF has two streams – Support for Organizations and Support for Publishers (with two components). The CBF also delivers funding through the Accessible Digital Books initiative.

You can consult the Evaluation of the Canada Book Fund for years 2012-2013 to 2017-2018.

Accessible Digital Books

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.

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.

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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