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Infographic: Why Canadians choose independent bookstores

There’s something about indies! Learn about book-buying habits at indie bookstores, including how books are discovered, what formats are most popular, and why buyers choose indies.

Did you know about the Indie Bestsellers List provided by BookNet and the Retail Council of Canada? Learn more here.

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Registration is open for Tech Forum and ebookcraft 2015

This week, registration opened for two great conferences in Toronto next March:

  • Our annual Tech Forum event
  • ebookcraft—now in its second year!—plus new optional workshops the day before ebookcraft

Our shiny new website is packed with more information, so go take a look—and save your spot while the early-bird pricing lasts!

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I'll Never Be the Same

Our research intern Sarah Lye shares the highs and hurdles of her last few months at BookNet and how they’ve changed her forever. Take it away, Sarah!

This experience I’ve had as the BookNet intern has been wonderful in many ways: geeky, friendly, professional, and full of networking goodness. I feel lucky to have been given the opportunity and want to share with you how some of the things I’ve done and learned are going to change me forever.

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Infographic: Meet the Business Book Buyer

Our In-Depth Reader Profiles study looks in detail at who buys different genres, and where they do their shopping, and how they choose which title to purchase.

In this infographic, we take a look at the average Canadian who purchases Business books.

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Touring Toronto Startups with Startup Open House

Tim Middleton—BookNet’s Project Manager, Retail Liaison, and Official Halloween Candy Supplier—took to the streets on October 30th to take part in Toronto’s first annual Startup Open House. And of course, we never let Tim take a field trip without reporting back on his findings…

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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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