Publishing Scottland announced the launch of its “Go-Digital-Fund”
With the funding help of Creative Scottland, Publishing Scottland will be administering 20,000 Euro to Scottland-based book publishers. However, the total funding will be spread over two periods of November 2011 and February 2012. Predictions are that the same amount of funding might occur again for 2012/2013. Each publishing company could claim up to 2,000 Euro for their expenses in training, consulting, digital book conferences and marketing effort for the digital contents.
The goal for the “Go-Digital-Fund” is to help book publishers in Scottland have a means to bring their books to a new digital audience. The fund could assist publishers in extending their capabilities of exporting books - by making it easier to access international markets.
In the press release:
Each recipient of a grant will be required to write a report on the digital activity and the benefits gained. That report will be used as material for case studies, marketing etc. (Some material may be of confidential nature and, as such, the marketing material etc will not refer to specific companies.)
For more information and to apply, see the Funding page on the Publishing Information.
This is great, now where is the “Go-Digital-Fund” in the United States of America?