The Ministry of Culture and Sports, through the Directorate General for the Book and Promotion of Reading, has convened aid for the publishing of cultural books and magazines for a total amount of 2.15 million euros.
On the one hand, part of this aid will go to legally constituted companies with tax residence in Spain whose activity and corporate purpose is the publishing of books in Spanish, in official languages of the autonomous communities, in Spanish sign language, in Braille system. ‘Grade1’ or in audiobook format. The total amount is 1,150,000 euros.
In order to access aid for book publishing, publishing projects must have a minimum circulation of 700 copies and a maximum of 3,779 copies, for books on paper and simultaneous format. Exclusively digital books or audiobooks must prove the use of adequate sales channels that ensure the dissemination of the work.
In addition, the minimum print run requirement will not apply for works in sign language or Braille. The deadline for submitting applications for grants begins on July 15 and ends on July 30, 2021.
For the call for cultural magazines, companies and non-profit institutions that have as their sole activity the edition of cultural magazines may request these grants. They are endowed with € 700,000 for companies and € 300,000 for non-profit institutions magazine publishers.
The entities, legally constituted at the time of requesting the aid, must have tax residence in Spain and national or international statutory scope, being automatically excluded those that have an exclusively autonomous or local scope.
The purpose of these subsidies is the promotion and dissemination of Spanish cultural magazines of national projection and reduced commercial scope, through the free dissemination of subsidized titles to Spanish public libraries. As in the case of books, the deadline for submitting grants to cultural magazines begins on July 15 and ends on July 30, 2021.