The Government of Canada invests in Insomniac Press
LONDON, ON, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament (London North Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, today announced $25,293 in funding for Insomniac Press on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Support for Publishers stream of the Canada Book Fund to support Insomniac Press in the ongoing production, promotion, and distribution of books by Canadian authors.
- Founded in 1992, Insomniac Press began as a publisher of poetry chapbooks. The company has since evolved into a publisher of a wide variety of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction work by emerging Canadian writers.
- Through the $36.7-million Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage provides annual funding to approximately 300 eligible Canadian book publishers and industry organizations.
- Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.
- There are close to 300 Canadian book-publishing firms located in over 80 cities across Canada.
"Insomniac Press has been doing an outstanding job in ongoing production, promotion, and distribution of Canadian books, and our Government is proud to support this organization in achieving their goal."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"I'm proud of our Government's contribution to the success of Insomniac Press, a book publisher that promotes the work of emerging Canadian writers."
- Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament (London North Centre) and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women
"Funding from the Canada Book Fund has been vital to the development of Insomniac Press. It has allowed us to take risks on new authors, invest in new technology and allowed us to sell our books around the world."
- Mike O'Connor, Publisher, Insomniac Press
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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