1. In this Act,
(a) “Minister” means the Minister of Cultural Affairs;
(b) “publisher” means a publisher who is a member of Association des Éditeurs Canadiens and has his chief place of business within the Province of Québec;
(c) “issue” means the number of copies of a work comprised in the first printing and intended for sale;
(d) “cost price” means the cost of printing and binding;
(e) “prescribed delay” means, in the case of works of imagination such as novels, novelettes, stories or poems, a period of nine months, and in the case of all other works a period of twenty-four months, computed in all cases from the date when the work is first offered for sale at retail in the Province;
(f) “insured work” means a work accepted by the Minister for the purposes of publishers loss insurance and for which the premium has been duly paid.