Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 11, 2015 14:30 ET

Supporting Canadian Publishers in British Columbia

Self-Counsel Press receives financial support from the Government of Canada

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament (North Vancouver), today announced funding of $143,288 for Canadian publisher Self-Counsel Press. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Government of Canada provided this support through the Canada Book Fund to support Self-Counsel Press with the ongoing production, promotion and distribution of Canadian-authored books.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1971, Self-Counsel Press specializes in self-help law and small business books.
  • Through the $39.1 million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage provides support to approximately 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Thanks to publishers like Self-Counsel Press, our Canadian book publishing industry continues to be an important generator of economic growth, jobs and wealth in our communities."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our Government is pleased to contribute to the success of Self-Counsel Press, a North Vancouver-based publisher and employer dedicated to making useful self-help law and small business books available for the benefit of Canadians."

-Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament (North Vancouver)

"Self-Counsel Press gratefully acknowledges the support from the Government of Canada. As a small, independent publisher of high-quality business, reference and legal self-help titles, these grants permit us to develop more Canadian-authored material and to compete globally."

-Diana Douglas, Owner, Self-Counsel Press

Associated Links

Self-Counsel Press (English only)

Canada Book Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca