The BNC Blog

Thursday
May212015

Getting social with your video

We traveled to Bahsten this week to learn all the video marketing things WistiaFest had to offer, and we’ve returned to share some useful tips for creating a social video strategy. (There is also a photo of the most delicious hotdog in the world. Because Fenway Park.)

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Thursday
May142015

Bookish behaviour and the benefits of bundling

Reading habits are a-changin’ and we’ve got some ideas to help the industry adapt.

Using recent research on how Canadians are consuming books, and some key ideas from Tech Forum 2015, we suggest a blueprint for adapting to today’s bookish behaviour.

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Monday
May112015

Infographic: State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2014

What percentage of publishers’ backlist titles are now available digitally? Are more publishers experimenting with bundling print books and ebooks? How do publishers feel about enhanced ebooks and apps?

Learn more about the size and scope of Canada’s digital publishing programs in our latest infographic.

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Tuesday
May052015

Critical mass: How to support indie bookstores year-round

May 2 was the inaugural Authors for Indies Day in Canada. It was a great weekend to be in a bookstore: shops were bustling with patrons and staffers, and in indie shops, authors were reading their books, signing copies for purchase, and handselling their favourite titles.

It was a day truly unlike any other, and one that won’t be soon forgotten. To help keep the spirit alive year-round, here are five (fun and easy!) things you can do.

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Monday
May042015

Getting ready for PubFight 2015

The 9th annual PubFight season is nigh. The catalogue of upcoming titles is being built, teams are practicing their war cries, and we are readying our spreadsheet fingers with tabletop aerobics. 

Find out how teams and individuals can sign up, and get ready with our four steps to PubFight success.

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Tuesday
Apr282015

An Authors for Indies Itinerary: Montreal

This Saturday, May 2 is Authors for Indies Day. At indie bookstores across Canada, authors will be volunteering as guest booksellers, and that’s just the beginning of the bookish fun in store.

To help get you ready, we’ve got suggested itineraries and highlights for six major cities, written by local booklovers just for you. This one’s from BookNetter Tim Middleton.

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