Become a member – Association of Canadian Publishers

Become a member

There are two categories of ACP membership. To join, a publisher must meet the following membership criteria:

Full Membership

  • the firm’s chief office of business is in Canada
  • 75% Canadian ownership and control of the company; the publication of original Canadian books must be a primary part of the company’s business
  • have no fewer than 10 original Canadian titles, of which no more than 25% are authored by principals or directors of the company.*
  • publish at least four original Canadian titles annually
  • have been in operation for at least two years from the date of publication of its first original title

Associate Membership

  • the firm’s chief office of business is in Canada
  • 75% Canadian ownership and control of the company; the publication of original Canadian books must be an important part of the company’s business
  • have at least two original Canadian titles published within the previous three years, of which no more that 25% are authored by principals or directors of the company.**

Notes:
* Publishers with more than 25% of their titles authored by principals or directors of the company may be eligible for membership so long as they can demonstrate that they are a bona fide book publisher.)

** In any year, once an associate member firm meets the requirements for full membership, the firm must apply for full membership status in the following year.

 

Privileges

All members (with noted exceptions) have access to all services and meetings of the ACP; however, only full members may vote at membership meetings.

 

Applications

Applications for membership are considered by the ACP Board at each of its meetings. Payment of fees is not required until a publisher’s application has been approved. If you have any further questions, please contact the ACP at 416-487-6116 or [email protected].

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