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The OMDC Book Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based book publishers. Funding is provided for marketing initiatives that promote the works of Canadian authors to both foreign and domestic markets, as well as activities that enable publishers to build on their capacity to achieve business development goals.

Eligible projects must have clear and measurable objectives.

Deadline

June 12, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET

Funding Available
Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $150,000 depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.
 

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in OMDC Book Fund Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to 

    https://apply.omdc.on.ca

     and click on “Register”. If your company is registered, the OMDC Book Fund deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back and edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email 

    applyhelp@omdc.on.ca

     for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

Information Sessions

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming OMDC Book Fund Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. The same information is provided in both sessions.

Information Session – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Date:         
Friday, May 5, 2017 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time:  
     
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location:       
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

 

Webinar* – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

Date:         
Thursday, May 11, 2017 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time:  
     
10:00 am - 11:30 am ET

*Note: Access to this information session is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside of the GTA. Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Media Development Corporation Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@omdc.on.ca by Friday, April 28, 2017 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an OMDC Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.

Guidelines, Documents and Application Form
OMDC Book Fund - Guidelines pdf icon
OMDC Book Fund - Budget Template Excel icon
Application Form/Online Application Portal

Enquiries 
Janet Hawkins
Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives

Phone: 416-642-6698
jhawkins@omdc.on.ca

OR

Bianca Spence 
Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives 
Phone: 416-642-6652

programs2@omdc.on.ca

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@omdc.on.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email programs2@omdc.on.ca with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.



Funding Deadlines

Contact Us

Janet Hawkins
Program Consultant, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6698
Email: jhawkins@omdc.on.ca

OR

Bianca Spence
Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652
Email: programs2@omdc.on.ca


Online Application Portal

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Online Application Portal