The BNC Press Room

Tuesday
Nov252014

BookNet Canada and Retail Council of Canada Launch Indie Bestsellers List

BookNet Canada and Retail Council of Canada are pleased to announce the launch of the Indie Bestsellers List. RCC will compile the list weekly from data provided by BookNet Canada’s national book sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.

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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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