Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage – Canada Book Fund (CBF) – Support for Publishers: Business Development (2022)

Description:

The Support for Publishers component of the Canada Book Fund (CBF) helps to ensure the sustainable production and marketing of Canadian-authored books by offsetting the high costs of publishing in Canada and building the capacity and competitiveness of the sector.

The Business Development sub-component provides assistance to publishers for internship projects and business planning projects.

Comments on Funding:

Funding from the Business Development sub-component and other levels of government (federal, provincial, territorial and municipal) is up to:

  • 75% of total expenditures,
  • 90% of total expenditures for official language minority publishers, Indigenous publishers, publishing companies owned and controlled by members of a Racialized community or small literary publishers and
  • 100% of total expenditures for not-for-profit recipients.

Contributions from the applicant’s organization, the private sector or other levels of government are encouraged.

Funding for Publishing internships is:

  • up to 50% of the total eligible expenses or $15,000;
  • up to 75% of the total eligible expenses or $22,500 in the case of Indigenous interns, interns from a Racialized community, interns from official language minority communities or interns with a print disability.

Funding for Technology internships is: 

  • up to 70% of the total eligible expenses or $20,000;
  • up to 90% of eligible expenses or $20,000 in the case of Indigenous interns, interns from a Racialized community, interns from official language minority communities or interns with a print disability.

Funding for Business planning is:

  • up to 50% of the total eligible project-related costs or $50,000.
  •  up to 75% of the total eligible expenses or $50,000 in the case of Indigenous publishers, official language minority publishers or publishing companies owned and controlled by members of a Racialized community.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Business Development sub-component of the CBF, a publishing firm must meet the following requirements:

For Publishing internships:

  • individual publishing firms with total sales of own titles under $1 million that received funding from the Publishing Support sub-component of the CBF’s Support for Publishers component in 2021-2022; or
  • Individual publishing firms with total sales of own titles under $1 million that were recipients of support in the most recent funding cycle from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Supporting Artistic Practice – Literary Publishers program.

For Technology internships: 

  • individual publishing firms that received funding from the Publishing Support sub-component of the CBF’s Support for Publishers component in 2021-2022.

For Business planning:

  • individual publishing firms that received funding from the Publishing Support sub-component of the CBF’s Support for Publishers component in 2021-2022; or
  • individual publishing firms that received funding from the most recent funding cycle from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Supporting Artistic Practice – Literary Publishers program.

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit a complete application package including:

  • the application form;
  • a project plan; and
  • an intern resume (if applicable).

Other Things to Note:

  1. Application must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time for a project that starts between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.
  2. Racialized (person or group)

Often used to replace “visible minority,” this more nuanced term acknowledges that race is a social construct and that racialization is a process through which groups come to be socially constructed as races, based on characteristics such as ethnicity, language, economics, religion, culture and politics. It can be applied to people and attributed to them as a group in ways that negatively impact their social, political, and economic life (e.g., Black, Asian, Muslim).

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