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Awards Season 2014


It’s awards season! Click the logos above to see 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.

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.

Tech Forum Videos

Whether you missed a session at Tech Forum 2014, couldn’t make it this year, or just want to relive your favourite moments, it’s all available in our Tech Forum video archive.

Only got a minute? Visit Tech Forum in Focus for short highlight videos. Perfect for absorbing some great information with your morning (or afternoon) coffee.

Research Reports

The Canadian Book Consumer 2013:
In-Depth Reader Profiles, Book Purchases by Channel, Digital Sales & Trends

From book consumer demographics and buying patterns, to the impact of discovery channels, to trends in discovering and purchasing ebooks, this series of research reports provides valuable insight into Canadian book buyers.

For more information and to purchase→

The Canadian Book Market 2013

The Canadian Book Market is your annual guide to the Canadian market.

Along with overall summaries of the Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, and Juvenile markets, this report analyzes overall and category-specific trends in sales history, pricing, and format for 50 subject categories.

Get your copy →

Checking Out Canadians

We know Canadian libraries are great at stocking Canadian books and promoting Canadian authors. But how aware are library patrons of this content?

Checking Out Canadians delves into discoverability and awareness of Canadian titles among both library users and non-library users.
Download the free report [PDF]→

From the Press Room

What Influences Canadian Book Buyers?

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 6:00AM


In 2013, 40% of book buyers discovered the title they purchased online, according to the latest consumer report from BookNet Canada.


Mobile E-reading on the Rise

Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00AM


In 2013, the majority of Canadians who read ebooks used e-readers, but mobile reading on smartphones is on the rise.


View all our press releases in the Press Room.