Book Publishers – Operations Grant

By mmuise

The Book Publishers - Operations Grant provides funding to for-profit businesses in New Brunswick to assist in covering some of the operations and projects costs to produce and present literary works.

Comments on Funding:

The grant ammount is based on the previous year’s grant and on the strength and merit of the application.

Deadline: May 1 (annually)

Applicants must:

  • be for-profit businesses whose principal activity is book publishing,
  • be operating as a Canadian company held and controlled by New Brunswick residents.
  • have their head office located in New Brunswick;
  • have been incorporated and operating for a minimum of one year;
  • have included in their regular program of publishing at least three titles during the last fiscal year;
  • have their principal activity consists of publishing literary works in one or more of the following categories: Literary Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Literary Essays, Drama, Poetry, Children’s/Young Adults Literature;
  • have the general public as their target market (as opposed to narrow niche markets);
  • employ permanent qualified administrative and editorial professionals;
  • offer the services of qualified staff, both at the editorial/artistic level and management level;
    10 have established appropriate methods of book distribution;
    11 have submitted all information as listed under the “Grant Requirements” section of these guidelines.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. complete the application form and submit all required attachments;

2. submit one copy of each title that they want to have considered for funding through this component;

3. submit the application in electronic format, along with electronic copies of support documentation, via email to or mailed to the Department on a flash drive. Books must be mailed to or dropped off at the Department;

4. acknowledge the support of the Province of New Brunswick in their new eligible publications.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the completed application form,
2. one copy of the company’s financial statements for the most recent completed fiscal year,
3. the Financial Summary sheet,
4. their most recent catalogue,
5. their standard contract with authors,
6. their Canada Council application form, if applicable,
7. their documents of incorporation, unless they are already on file with the Department.

Other Things to Note:

Applications must be submitted by May 1st of the request year.

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