We're back with another round of Ask a Reader! We dive into the resources readers are using to discover their next great reads, and discover where most readers get their recommendations from.
In the spirit of a little healthy competition between book-loving countries, we wanted to see how Canadian reading habits stacked up to our neighbours in the US. We brushed off BookNet's Canadian Leisure Time Study to do a quick comparison.
Give a warm welcome to Jordyn Martinez, BookNet's new research intern!
Retailers and libraries come to us and ask: "what can publishers give us to display their books?" The 49th Shelf staff sidle up and whisper: "do you know where we can get PDF chapters?" And then there are dates! What dates do you want to see, retailers? What dates can you supply, publishers?
BookNet Canada wants to know. We need to know to help you publish, distribute, sell, or loan books more effectively. Read on to learn how you can make a huge contribution.
Patricia Payton delivers an outstanding follow up guest blog to her educational standards webinar. Learn which four components are key in educational metadata.
Subscription boxes are like a fun mystery grab bag full of books and book related goodies delivered right to your door every month. We speculate about their impact on the Canadian supply chain and if we will we be seeing more of them in the future.
Here at the BookNet Canada office we grab a cupcake and share high fives all around as we celebrate 10 years of SalesData.
We investigate the history of Trick or Treating, and announce a Twitter contest that could earn you some new CataList, SalesData, and BiblioShare tips and tricks along with a 25$ giftcard to the bookstore of your choice.
Intern extraordinaire Jamie Ferrin is entering the last weeks of her BookNet internship. Though our time together is coming to a close, we're going to miss Jamie a lot. She takes a moment in this post to reflect on everything she's experienced at the BNC office while we interject meaningless .gifs into her heartfelt statements (sorry Jamie).
The Canadian publishing industry is getting swept up in Blue Flu, and to show our support for the Jays we rounded up the bestselling books about baseball in Canada for the past four weeks along with some personal reading recommendations from the BNC staff.