The BNC Press Room

Monday
Jun232014

Mobile E-reading on the Rise

In 2013, the majority of Canadians who read ebooks intended to read them on e-readers, but mobile reading is on the rise, according to a report released today by BookNet Canada. The Canadian Book Consumer 2013: Digital Sales and Trends is the final report in a series of three studies based on quarterly surveys conducted by BookNet Canada in 2013.

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Monday
Jun092014

What Influences Canadian Book Buyers?

In 2013, 40% of book buyers discovered the title they purchased online, according to a report released today by BookNet Canada. Book Purchases by Channel examines how discovery channels impact buyers of different formats (paperback, hardcover, ebook), and whether buyers of print books and ebooks are influenced differently by particular marketing and publicity initiatives, such as in-store displays, bestseller lists, or radio ads.

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Monday
May262014

Who Is the Average Canadian Book Buyer?

In 2013, buyers of Self-Help books were mostly likely to make their purchases in chain bookstores or online, according to a report released today by BookNet Canada. The Canadian Book Consumer 2013: In-Depth Reader Profiles is the first in a series of three reports based on quarterly surveys conducted by BookNet Canada in 2013. The goal of this research was to study consumer book-buying patterns in depth, broken out by book genre, as well as to investigate trends in pricing tolerance, format preference, and where and why Canadians are buying books.

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Monday
Mar242014

Total Market Slightly Down

BookNet Canada has released the 2013 edition of its annual market report, The Canadian Book Market. The report compares English-language print book sales in 2013 to 2012, and includes market stats, in-depth data for over 50 categories, and pricing and format trends.

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Monday
Mar172014

Benchmark Digital Publishing Report Released

Canadian publishers’ digital publishing programs are well underway, according to a report released today by BookNet Canada. The State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2013 lays out the results of a survey conducted by BookNet Canada in fall 2013. Eighty-four respondents, representing small, mid-sized, and large publishers and distributors, reported on various aspects of their digital publishing programs, including staffing, ebook production & conversion, digital originals, enhanced ebooks & apps, ebook bundling, and ebook sales & distribution.

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