The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents approximately 115 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. The membership is diverse and includes publishers from a variety of genres. Over 80% of Canadian-authored titles are published by the Canadian-owned sector. This means a strong Canadian-owned sector is vital to the development of new Canadian authors and writers


ACP is the national voice of English-language Canadian-owned book publishers. ACP contributes to the development and maintenance of vibrant, competitive book publishing companies, professionally  managed, and owned and controlled in Canada, in order to support and strengthen the contribution that Canadian books make to Canada’s cultural, economic, and educational landscape.

To accomplish this goal, the ACP focuses its resources on four distinct areas: Government and Public Relations, including advocacy for Canadian books and writing to elected officials and the general public; Collaborative Marketing initiatives, which extend the competitive capacity of Canadian publishers; Research and Communications, including information-sharing across the book industry and the broader cultural sector; and Professional Development activities that foster the evolution of a more dynamic cultural industry.

The values of the ACP include: