What’s New

Listen Up: Audiobook Use in Canada 

As digital downloads and podcasts make audio content more accessible than ever, audiobooks are becoming increasingly popular. In our new study, we take a look at who is listening to audiobooks and why, how audiobook consumers access content, and whether they’re finding the audiobooks they’re looking for. Download your free copy.

Awards Catalogues

It’s awards season! Check out the nominees for the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize on CataList.

Plus, we also have catalogues for the Forest of Reading awards.

BISAC to Thema Translator 

Thema subject classifications are the best way to make your metadata international. If you’re using BISAC codes now, our new translator is a free and easy way to get started with Thema.

You can search for a single subject, or upload a list of BISAC subjects to get the corresponding Thema subjects. Read more, or go to the translator to jump right in.

Research Reports

The Canadian Book Market 2014 Is Out Now!


Our annual market research report is out, with information on over 50 subject categories and how they performed in 2014. This guide is an indispensable tool for publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors, and anyone interested or involved in the Canadian book industry. Check out a sample spread and get your copy!

The Canadian Book Consumer 2013

From book consumer demographics and buying patterns, to the impact of discovery channels, to ebook trends, this series of research reports provides valuable insight into Canadian book buyers. For more information and to purchase→

Coast to Coast: Book Buyers Across Canada

How does book-buying behaviour differ across Canada?

Coast to Coast explores the regional similarities and differences in place of purchase, purchase motivation, impulsivity, and more. Download the free report [PDF]→

From the Press Room

Juvenile Market Strong in 2014

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:00PM


BookNet Canada has released the 2014 edition of its annual market report, The Canadian Book Market, along with a free consumer research report on audiobook trends.


BookNet Canada and RCC Launch Indie Bestsellers List

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:10PM


BookNet Canada and Retail Council of Canada are pleased to announce the launch of the Indie Bestsellers List, featuring bestselling fiction, non-fiction, and juvenile titles.


View all our press releases in the Press Room.