The Government is committed to ensuring that readers everywhere have opportunities to connect with a broad range of Canadian-authored books. To further this objective, Canadian Heritage is responsible for three key policy measures:
These measures are designed to foster the vitality of the book industry in Canada, given the importance of this industry’s role in bringing Canadian authors to market in Canada and internationally.
A fourth measure, the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, is administered by the Canada Council for the Arts through its Translation Grants program as part of the Government’s Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-2013.
The Department has produced a number of studies to support its oversight of these measures:
- The Role of the Book Importation Regulations in Canada’s Market for Books
- “Overview of CBF-Recipient Web Sites” (2010) [HTML] [PDF]
- “Investing in the Future of Canadian Books: Review of the Revised Foreign Investment Policy in Book Publishing and Distribution” (2010) [HTML] [PDF]
- Study of the Canadian K to 12 Educational Book Publishing Sector (2010) [HTML] [PDF]
- The Diffusion and Distribution of French-Language Books in Canada (2008) [HTML] [PDF]
- Book Distribution in Canada's English-Language Market (2008) [HTML] [PDF]
- The Book Retail Sector in Canada (2007) [HTML] [PDF]
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