Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

August 27, 2014 11:00 ET

Supporting Canadian Publishers in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Publishers Group receives Government of Canada funding

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 27, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Saskatchewan Publishers Group (SaskBooks) will receive $80,000 over two years ($40,000 in 2014-2015 and $40,000 in 2015-2016) from the Support for Organizations stream of the Canada Book Fund.

Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will help SaskBooks promote Saskatchewan book publishers and Canadian-authored books.

Quick Facts

  • SaskBooks anticipates that the initiative will promote approximately 200 Canadian authors and will reach an audience of 60,000 readers.

  • The Saskatchewan Publishers Group, which represents the Canadian-owned and -controlled publishers of Saskatchewan, was incorporated in 1989.

  • 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

"We understand the important economic and social benefits of supporting the Canadian book publishing industry and are committed to ensuring that readers everywhere have access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books."

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

"The people at SaskBooks are passionate about promoting Saskatchewan book publishers and Canadian authors, and we are thrilled to support them in their endeavor to popularize great writing."

-Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)

"The Saskatchewan Publishers Group appreciates this important contribution by the Government of Canada made to the book publishing industry in Saskatchewan through the Canada Book Fund. This support is key in getting the word out about Canadian books, enhancing the strength and excellence of Canadian publishing."

-Heather Nickel, President, Saskatchewan Publishers Group

Associated Links

Canada Book Fund

Saskatchewan Publishers Group

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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