Canada Book Fund (CBF) – Support for Publishers: Publishing Support | Department of Canadian Heritage

Value:Cannot exceed 75% of the publisher’s book publishing expenses, 90% of the publisher’s book publishing expenses for official-language minority publishers, Aboriginal publishers, or small literary publishers and 100% of the publisher’s book publishing expenditures for not-for-profit recipients.


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 Publishing Support sub-component assists the ongoing production, marketing and distribution of Canadian-authored books. Supplementary funding based on export sales is also available as part of Publishing Support.


o      Have completed at least 12 months of operation as a book publisher

o      Be at least 75% owned and controlled by Canadians

o      Have its headquarters and at least 75% of its employees based in Canada

o      Be a private-sector firm or university press

o      Be financially viable, and

o      Have fulfilled all contractual obligations with respect to author royalty payments or other method of payment to authors, from the beginning of the reference year through to the end of any contribution agreement

Eligible Expenses:

o      Editorial

o      Design and printing

o      Author development

o      Author royalty and salary

o      Overhead

o      Maintaining bibliographical data

o      Promotion and advertising

o      Packaging and shipping

o      Capital expenses

o      Travel directly related to business activities

Deadline: April 1 annually

Contact: Department of Canadian Heritage | 819-997-0055 |


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