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Tuesday
Oct282014

Perennial Bestsellers: Books That Just Keep on Selling

Backlist is one of the foundations of the publishing industry. Books that sell reliably year after year might not be new and exciting, but they are a sure bet for booksellers’ shelves.

So what are these faithful favourites that show strong and steady sales long after their publication date? Which titles are the most reliable for retailers to keep in stock? That’s the subject of BookNet’s latest study, Perennial Bestsellers: The Most Reliable Books to Stock by Category, 2010–2013

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Infographic: Meet the Mystery Book Buyer

It was a dark and stormy night. A wolf howled in the distance. A hooded figure curled up in an armchair and opened a book…

If that book’s genre is Mystery, chances are that our reader is a woman. But how old is she? Where did she buy her book, and what format is she reading in? BookNet research followed the trail of clues (okay, we did the consumer research)…

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Thursday
Sep252014

Literary Prizes 2014: The Rogers Writers' Trust Prize for Fiction

The shortlist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction were announced today at a press conference held at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. The shortlist for the Journey Prize, which recognizes short stories by emerging Canadian writers, was also announced at the event.

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Thursday
Sep252014

Juvenile Fiction Tops the Canadian Charts

A look at the Young Adult titles that are taking the lists by storm this year. Are John Green and Veronica Roth driving the charge, or are a spate of recent book-to-film adaptations responsible for the surge in YA sales?

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