Association of Canadian Publishers
174 Spadina Avenue, Suite 306
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) was founded in 1976 as a successor to the Independent Publishers’ Association, which formed in 1971. Today the ACP represents over 125 Canadian-owned and -controlled book publishers from across the country and from all publishing genres. The ACP assists Canadian-owned publishers in promoting the excellence of Canadian books, in bringing Canadian books to Canadian readers, and in expanding Canadian-owned publishers’ domestic and international market share.
The ACP helps member publishers to create an economically sustainable Canadian-owned and controlled publishing industry. To accomplish this goal, the ACP focuses its resources on three distinct areas: Communications and Marketing, Government and Public Relations, and Research and Professional Development.
eBOUND Canada: The digital arm of the ACP, eBOUND Canada (www.eboundcanada.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing Canadian publishers’ engagement in the digital marketplace regardless of their size or level of expertise. Its growing number of programs includes ebook distribution, digital asset management, conversion services, and professional development.
Membership Directory: A directory of the ACP’s membership is available at www.publishers.ca. The directory is searchable by genre and province, and provides the industry and general public with a comprehensive listing of member publishers.
Mentorship Program: The ACP mentorship program matches industry specialists with members from across the country for a one-day focused session on a topic of their choice. This program offers publishers of all sizes an opportunity to directly learn from each other.
Professional Development Seminars: The ACP holds several professional development seminars each year. Run by industry experts, these seminars are designed to update members on the latest trends and information, and to provide effective strategies for addressing change in the industry.
International Book Fairs: As a part of promoting ACP publishers internationally, the ACP secretariat attends two international book fairs a year with Livres Canada Books at its Canada booth. These fairs are the London Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair.