Help on the way for local book, magazine publishers

Media Contacts

Corinna Filion

Communications Director
Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
250 882-0918


B.C.’s publishing industry gets $600,000 funding over three years

This year, the Association of Book Publishers of BC will administer the first portion of the funding ($200,000). Members can contact the association to find out more. The next two years, Creative BC will administer the second portion of funding ($400,000), aimed at book and magazine publishers. An application process will be developed and communicated in 2024. 

Here are some details about book and magazine publishing in B.C.:

  • B.C.’s book publishing industry accounts for 20% of English-language publishers in Canada.
  • According to Creative BC’s Creative Industries Economic Results Assessment (CIERA) tool (2021):
    • Book and magazine publishing contributed $190 million in total GDP and more than 1,760 full-time jobs in B.C. in 2021.
    • Book publishing contributed $25 million in total GDP and 262 jobs.
    • Magazine publishing contributed $165 million in total GDP and 1,499 jobs.
  • There are more than 270 businesses that provide distribution, sales, education, safekeeping and public access to books and magazines.