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Ebook design competition debuts this spring

The future of ebook design will get competitive this March when designers and developers compete to design the perfect digital book for prizes and nerd glory at ebookcraft 2016. The inaugural So You Think You Can Code competition is open to all attendees and will be judged by a roster of superstar digital production professionals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alice Munro's Sales Soar

Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature resulted in a significant increase in Alice Munro’s book sales not just in Canada, but also internationally, according to a study released today by BookNet Canada. Alice Munro, at Home and Abroad: How the Nobel Prize in Literature Affects Book Sales compares sales data for Alice Munro’s titles in ten countries, before and after her Nobel Prize in Literature win.