Market Expansion Fund Details

The Market Expansion Fund replaces the Passport to Markets program for book publishers. This program provides financial support for BC book publishers to attend select book fairs, conferences and events for the purpose of promoting their publishing list in both foreign and domestic markets, and expanding business opportunities through foreign and subsidiary rights sales.

Companies will be allotted up to $8,000 per fiscal year (April 1–March 31), to attend specified markets on the Event List or events which would meet the same standards and program objectives and deemed eligible by Creative BC.  The maximum commitment of $8,000 represents 50% of total eligible costs incurred through attendance at the events.

Applications are currently being accepted, and deadline to apply is September 13, 2019.  Applicants will be notified in 4-6 weeks after the deadline has passed, on whether they are successful.