Campaign Goals

The Commitment

“Government will also establish a $6-million Creative Economy Fund for the film, animation, music/sound recording and publishing industries. This fund will begin April 1, 2016, and NSBI will work with the sectors in establishing the criteria for the fund.”

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The Books Start Here proposal

Nova Scotia match measures now in place in Ontario, Quebec, BC, and Manitoba

  • Production and marketing tax credit for investment in new books
  • Dedicated fund for publishers’ marketing projects
  • A block grant program for literary publishing

The impact when publishing gets growing

The Books Start Here package would be $1.2 million drawn from the $6 million 2015 Creative Economy Fund

  • Over five years, Nova Scotia publishing would double in size
  • Current employment of 40+ full-time, 25+ part-time would double
  • Worldwide sales of Nova Scotia published books would double
  • Author royalties and titles published would grow substantially