What’s New

Registration Is Open for Tech Forum and ebookcraft 2015


Tech Forum 2015 takes place in Toronto on March 12, 2015. We’ve also brought back our ebook production conference, ebookcraft, for its second year. ebookcraft is co-presented with eBOUND Canada and will be on March 11, 2015, with an optional workshop day on March 10.

For more information (including schedules and speakers) and to register, please visit techforum.booknetcanada.ca.

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 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→

Canadians Reading Winners


Are Canadians aware of whether a book they purchased was nominated for or won an award? If so, how do they find out about award-winners and nominees, and how much do awards influence which books they choose to buy? Find out in our free report, available now.

Click here to read the free study [PDF].

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

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.


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.