The Government of Canada invests in Canadian publisher Porcupine's Quill
ERIN, ON, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Member of Parliament Michael Chong (Wellington - Halton Hills) was in Erin today to announce $17,060 in funding for publisher Porcupine's Quill Inc. on behalf of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover.
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Support for Publishers stream of the Canada Book Fund to help Porcupine's Quill continue providing Canadian readers with great books through its distinguished use of modern printing technology to replicate the quality look and feel of a nineteenth-century letterpress product.
- In 2008, Porcupine's Quill owners Tim and Elke Inkster were both appointed members of the Order of Canada for their contributions to publishing in Canada.
- Through the Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage provides $36.7 million in funding each year to approximately 300 eligible Canadian book publishers and industry organizations.
- Publishers in Canada generate over $2 billion in revenues each year.
- There are over 300 Canadian book-publishing firms located in at least 80 cities across Canada.
"Porcupine's Quill is recognized internationally for its outstanding works, and our Government is committed to helping this publisher continue offering a great diversity of Canadian books on the world market."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"We are proudly supporting local Canadian publishers that not only enrich our community's cultural life but also strengthen our rural communities. Thanks to this support, readers will continue to enjoy unique books from creative and talented Canadian authors."
- Michael Chong (Wellington - Halton Hills)
"The continued and valued support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund is particularly critical at this juncture as we struggle with the challenge of monetizing the new digital opportunities for our distinctive Canadian content."
- Tim Inkster, Owner and Publisher of Porcupine's Quill
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages