Postal subsidies and the Canadian book industry: The effects of Covid-19 on online sales

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Date created: 
2022-04-07
Identifier: 
etd21871
Keywords: 
Postal subsidy
Canadian book industry
Covid-19 pandemic
Canada book fund
Government of Canada
Funding initiatives
Online sales
Ecommerce
Abstract: 

For over forty years, the Canadian government has actively funded the Canadian book industry through the Canada Book Fund’s (CBF) grants and contributions; however, it has been over two decades since the industry had a postal subsidy. Due to the rise of online print book sales and the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic such as store closures, the book industry is now lobbying for the return of an industry-wide postal subsidy. This report will analyze the history of postal subsidies in Canada, the changes in technology and the changes in the book industry due to Covid-19, as well as the current federal funding in order to assess the necessity of a postal subsidy for the Canadian book industry post Covid-19.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Leanne Johnson
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: Publishing Program
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.Pub.
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