SalesData Analysis Participant Agreement

Participant wishes to provide certain retail sales or other data to BNC to facilitate, and to become an end user of, BNC’s SDA Service. By registering to participate in the SDA Service, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.

In exchange for the mutual promises herein, the parties intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

1. Definitions

(a) “Agreement” means this document, and all schedules and other documents incorporated by reference;

(b) “API” has the meaning set out in S. 4(e) of this Agreement;

(c) “Content” means any information, transmitted to BNC for purposes of the SDA Service;

(d) “Data” means data and analyses provided by BNC to end users via the SDA Service, and any derivative works;

(e) “Data-Sharing Participants” has the meaning set out in S. 7(a) of this Agreement;

(f) “Effective Date” means the date of acceptance of the terms of this Agreement as evidenced by your checking of the “I accept the terms and conditions outlined in the Agreement” box and completion of your registration as a Participant in the SDA Service;

(g) “EULA” means the end user agreement between BNC and its Users;

(h) “Prohibited Use” means those actions outlined in S. 5(b) herein;

(i) “SDA Service” means BNC’s sales data aggregation and analysis service that will allow Participant to provide information to BNC, which will be aggregated with similar data from other information providers, and then analysed, for redistribution to third parties, in or outside of Canada, all more particularly described in the then current version of www.salesdata.ca from time to time;

(j) “Software” has the meaning set out in S. 4(e) of this Agreement;

(k) “Term” has the meaning set out in S. 9(a) of this Agreement;

(l) “User” means a subscriber for one or more components of the SDA Service, or for the Data, for its own internal use, rather than for resale or redistribution, and who is bound by a EULA, a current version of which is at www.salesdata.ca;

(m) “Virus” means viruses and other destructive elements.

2. Protection of Your Data

BNC will:

(a) take precautions to avoid disclosure, accidental or otherwise, of your individual retail data, including removal of identifying data from the aggregate data set.

(b) only share your Content with Users on an aggregated basis as a part of a larger set of statistics, or as the basis for an analytical report, unless you agree otherwise in a peer-to-peer sharing agreement.

(c) use your Content only for the SDA Service, and will not permit other participants or Users any access to your Content on a non-aggregated and non-anonymous basis, without your consent (such as pursuant to S. 2(e) below).

(d) ensure each User accepts an EULA not materially less protective of you than the form BNC shall post on its website from time to time, a current version of which is at www.salesdata.ca.

(e) only allow access to your data on an non-anonymous basis, to those third parties to whom, and at the level of aggregation at which, you give us permission to do so. BNC may require a minimum number of Users to subscribe to your peer-to-peer data before making it available. Alternately, you can make your data available to all publishers for the then generally applicable fee. You can revoke permission, prospectively, at any time. Third parties must be Users in good standing to receive your peer-to-peer data. You agree to indemnify, and make no claim against, BNC for any usage (including unauthorized subsequent dissemination) by a third party to whom you have agreed to release your non-anonymous data.

(f) not, without your permission, publicize performance of your company or individual stores.

3. BNC’s Use of Your Data

(a) BNC will combine your data with data from other participants and data suppliers to form an aggregate (and increasingly complete) view of the market as each additional participant provides data. The aggregate view will be made available to participants and Users.

(b) BNC may use the data provided for other purposes, including, without limitation: creation of public bestseller lists, industry trend and analysis reports, reports to authors, and others, so long as your anonymity is preserved or you agree otherwise.

(c) You irrevocably grant BNC the right to use and commercialize your data within an aggregated data set, for any purposes, if your data is anonymous, during the Term and thereafter.

(d) BNC will take commercially reasonable steps to provide the data free of Viruses, and to aggregate data results accurately. As BNC does not control the Content made available via the SDA Service, you agree BNC does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality, or appropriateness of such Content for your purposes. Under no circumstances will BNC or its suppliers be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use or viewing of, or reliance upon, any Content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the SDA Service. You agree to evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of, or reliance upon, any content. For the purposes of this agreement, “suppliers” means any provider of services to BNC for use in the SDA Service.

4. What You Get as a Data-Sharing Retailer

(a) access to the Service Participant website as defined in Schedule B;

(b) access to a weekly FTP data download, allowing you to analyse and/or construct your own reports separate from the web interface and, subject to an EULA, use of the Service as a User;

(c) a login and password to access the BNC data drop-off site, allowing you to submit your Content to an FTP server;

(d) a set of data specifications showing the fields and format required to submit Content to the service;

(e) if circumstances warrant, BNC and your software provider may work together to further facilitate data transfer. BNC may license you reference client software (“Software”), and/or technical specifications for the Application Program Interface (“API”), on a non-exclusive, non-transferable worldwide basis, for use solely to enable you to provide Content to BNC to facilitate the SDA Service. BNC may from time to time modify the Software and/or API to enhance its security, and/or functionality. All rights in the API and Software not specifically granted to you are reserved by BNC, including all intellectual property and moral rights;

(f) access to a forum in which data providers may provide feedback on the current and proposed SDA Service, suggest new functionality, and ask BNC questions of interest,

5. Your Obligations

(a) During the Term, you shall provide to BNC the Content, in the form and upon the frequency set out in Schedule C, submitting all data elements as specified in the SDA Service interface, using the appropriate BNC protocols.

(b) You agree not to: (i) send any Content that is unlawful, harmful (including without limitation, viruses), (ii) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content, (iii) transmit any Content that you do not have a right to make available, (iv) interfere with or disrupt the SDA Service or any networks connected to the SDA Service; (v) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on BNC’s infrastructure providing the SDA Service; (vi) modify, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or reproduce any of BNC’s licensed or owned software, systems, applications or components used in providing the SDA Service; or (vii) use deceptive, misleading, or unethical practices that are or might be detrimental to BNC or Users.

(c) You agree to keep confidential the password and account designation received as a SDA Service subscriber. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (i) immediately notify BNC of any unauthorized use of your password or account and any other security breach; and (if applicable) (ii) exit your account at the end of each session. You agree to hold BNC and its suppliers harmless from any damage you or anyone else suffers arising from your failure to comply with this S. 5. If you, as end user, have employees or partners, then you are responsible for their actions. You agree only the then current staff listed by you as Designated Employees in Schedule A, from time to time, may access the SDA Service. You may change Designated Employees at will upon written notice to BNC, at which time BNC may record the username and password for the new designee, and disable access of the replaced designee.

(d) You acknowledge BNC may supply any or all of the Software, API, or SDA Service, directly or through third party suppliers without notice, and termination by BNC of the SDA Services, or any component thereof, may result in a termination under 9(a), but not under 9(b).

(e) You acknowledge that access to aggregated data and analysis components of the SDA Service is for Users.

(f) You agree that you: (i) are not now, and will not during the Term be, bound by any agreement which prevents you from sharing Content with BNC; and (ii) shall not divulge to, or incorporate into any data supplied to BNC for the SDA Service, any confidential information which you have received from any third party (unless the third party has specifically consented in writing to the disclosure and use by BNC and Users).

(g) You agree your name may be included by BNC in promotional materials and other public communications as a data supplier, and in reports to Users and participants, together with the reporting segments of which you are a part, if any (e.g., if you are included in a subset of the data called “Grocery Stores” or “Independents,” you would be included in a list of stores that were a part of that segment).

(h) You understand that the Content may be transmitted over various networks, and reformatted to conform to technical transmission requirements.

6. No Charge for Retail Participants

You shall provide the Content to BNC for free, and may access the aggregated data and non-custom analyses available as part of the SDA Service, without paying a subscription fee, during the Term. You understand BNC may commercialize aggregated versions of Content, and analyses thereof, and agree BNC is not required to either report on or share any revenue from such commercialization with you.

7. Confidentiality

(a) You agree to maintain the confidentiality of the Data provided to you through the SDA Service, and the contents of this Agreement (including its Schedules), and not to disclose, same to any third parties, including, without limitation, any media, whether or not you receive compensation for doing so. You acknowledge that any unauthorized distribution, disclosure, or use of the Data, by you or anyone accessing the Data through you, will cause irreparable harm to BNC, its suppliers, and/or those organizations providing BNC with Content for the Service (“Data-Sharing Participants”), for which damages may be inadequate compensation and you therefore agree that in addition to any other remedies BNC or an affected Data-Sharing Participants may have against you, BNC or any affected Data-Sharing Participant, is immediately entitled to equitable relief, including an injunction, without the posting of any bond, in order to stop any breach, continuing breach, or threatened breach of this Agreement.

(b) Any party may disclose Content if required to do so by law.

(c) Data obtained pursuant to this Agreement may be destroyed by you, or retained by you, at your discretion. If you decide to retain the information, the obligations and restrictions set out in S. 7 (Confidentiality) survive for as long as you choose to retain such data, rather than destroy it.

8. Usage Restrictions

(a) You shall indicate BookNet Canada or BNC SalesData as the source on any copies, excerpts, or derivative works of the Data, whether used by you internally or (where permitted) externally. You may engage a third-party analyst or services firm to provide you with analysis derived from the Data, so long as they are bound by an agreement with BNC (but no less protective of BNC than this Agreement), and which governs the type of data and analysis you wish to share.

(b) Except as authorized by BNC, you shall not:

(i) license, rent, lease, distribute, republish, transfer, give, or sell the Data, or any derived works, without BNC’s written consent;

(ii) disclose Data or any part in any media, unless the disclosure is pre-approved in writing by BNC;

(iii) attempt to analyse the Data to derive information about any Data-Sharing Participant for which you have not been explicitly granted permission to view as disaggregated data by BNC.

9. Term, Termination and Suspension

(a) This Agreement commences on the Effective Date and continues until the earlier of: (i) S. 9 (b) termination for cause; or (ii) BNC’s election to terminate its SDA Service offering, or any component thereof, in which case BNC shall endeavour to provide you with reasonable notice of same; or (iii) the 5th anniversary of the Effective Date (the “Term”). The Term automatically renews upon expiry for a further five (5) year period, unless either party gives written notice to the other at least 30 days prior to expiry.

(b) If a party materially breaches any material term of this Agreement, and such breach (if curable) is not cured within thirty calendar days after written notice by the other party, then the non-breaching party may, by written notice to the other party, terminate this Agreement as of the date specified in such termination notice.

(c) BNC, in its sole discretion, may (or may instruct its suppliers to) suspend or terminate your password, account (or any part thereof), or use of the SDA Service, remove and discard any Content within the SDA Service, deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the SDA Service, discontinue providing the SDA Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice: (i) if BNC believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, and have not either cured the breach (if curable) or provided a satisfactory undertaking to BNC or the applicable authorities, within five (5) business days of receiving a notification of a material breach, and within thirty (30) calendar days of a non-material breach; or (ii) temporarily for maintenance purposes. Further, you agree that BNC shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or suspension of your access to the SDA Service.

(d) You, as a Participant, agree that a breach by a User (e.g. disclosure of your confidential information by a publisher you let access your peer to peer data) does not constitute a breach by BNC. However, if Participant desires to take legal action against such breaching User, BNC agrees to cooperate reasonably, if you cover our expenses.

10. BNC’s Proprietary Rights

The SDA Service, API, and the Software used in connection with it contain proprietary and confidential information protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws (including but not limited to copyright, trade secret, and trade and service mark protections), and is owned by BNC or its suppliers. You agree not to access the SDA Service by any means other than through the interfaces provided by or through BNC for use in accessing the SDA Service.

11. Support Services

BNC shall provide telephone and website support for you. You shall bear no responsibility for providing first line support to other Users with respect to the SDA Service.

12. Change, Maintenance and Suspension of Services

(a) BNC: i) may at any time and from time to time modify, temporarily or permanently, the SDA Service (or any part, view or report thereof) with or without notice, including, without limitation, to terminate Prohibited Use, hacking attempts, service attacks, or any other malicious activities either directed at or originating from Participant’s or any User’s domains or servers, but BNC will endeavour to provide one (1) month notice for changes to downloadable data formats and other areas on which your systems may be dependent (to be defined by BNC acting reasonably); (ii) may supply any or all of the SDA Service on its own behalf, or as a sub-licensor or reseller on behalf of a supplier, and may substitute suppliers without notice; and (iii) shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the SDA Service which may occur for routine maintenance, routine or extraordinary repairs, or the need to respond to a Virus or other attack on the system or using the system.

(b) BNC shall retain all necessary employees, contractors, or agents with sufficient technical training and experience to respond to and fix all technical problems concerning the use of the SDA Service, the Software, and the API in conjunction with Participant’s systems. BNC may from time to time perform maintenance on or otherwise suspend and temporarily shut down the SDA Service.

13. Security

Information transmitted to BNC (or its suppliers) is stored in operating environments which BNC believes are within industry standards for security. You acknowledge that no security system, and no data transmission over the Internet, can be guaranteed 100% secure. BNC is not responsible for any interception, corruption, or interruption of any communications through the Internet.

You accept responsibility for maintaining the security of access codes, and will ensure your employees and agents are so advised and agree.

14. Representations and Warranties

You acknowledge and agree that BNC does not warrant that the Software, API, or SDA Service will meet your requirements as a Participant or User, or detect all Viruses. The Software, API, and SDA Service are provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind. Independent third parties may supply some or all of the Software and information used in one or more components of the SDA Service. BNC makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure, but makes no warranty as to, the correct functioning of Software, or accuracy of any information.

With regard to the software, API, SDA service, support, and right to provide same, BNC (and each of its suppliers): (i) expressly disclaims all warranties and/or conditions, express or implied, including, but not limited to, title, non-infringement, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third party rights; (ii) does not warrant that the functions contained in any of the software, API, or SDA service will meet the participant’s requirements, or that their operation will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects in them will be corrected; and (iii) makes no warranty regarding the use or the results of the software, API, or SDA service, or related documentation in terms of their correctness, accuracy, quality, reliability, or otherwise.

BNC and its suppliers, shall not be liable, in contract, tort or otherwise for: (i) direct or indirect or consequential loss or damages; (ii) loss of revenue, profits, business or goodwill; (iii) loss of, damage to or corruption of data, software or hardware; (iv) lost service or (v) punitive damages; even if BNC has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if the sole remedy below fails of its essential purpose.

Your sole remedy in the case of any loss or damage resulting from any breach, negligence, error, or defect in the products or services provided by BNC hereunder shall be termination of this agreement.

15. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and defend BNC and its employees, directors, officers, agents, affiliates, and third party beneficiaries (including BNC’s suppliers), against any claim, suit, action, or other proceeding (collectively “Claim”) brought against BNC based on or arising from any actual or alleged Claim relating to your Content or Data usage or use of the SDA Service. You will not settle any such indemnifiable claim without BNC’s prior written consent, not to be unreasonably withheld. You agree to pay all costs and damages, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees awarded against or otherwise incurred by BNC in connection with any such Claim.

16. Notice

All notices shall be in writing. Notices shall be sent via facsimile, registered mail, courier, or by electronic mail, and deemed received: upon the date actually delivered. All notices should be sent: Attention CEO, if to BNC (cc: SDA Product Manager), and attention President, if to Participant, at the addresses set forth at the beginning of this Agreement, unless subsequently amended by written notice, consistent with this section.

The SDA Service may also provide notices of changes to this Agreement or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the SDA Service.

17. General

(a) Your subscription form (e.g., covering your term, the initial types of service and content you request, method of payment, price, etc.) and this Agreement constitute the entire agreement between you and BNC regarding the subject matter hereof and govern your use of the SDA Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and BNC related to sales data analysis services. Additional terms and conditions may apply when you use other services or parts of the SDA Service (such as custom analysis services).

(b) This Agreement and the relationship between you and BNC shall be governed by the laws of Ontario, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the city of Toronto.

(c) If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.

(d) You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the SDA Service or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

(e) The S. titles in this Agreement and schedules are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

(f) Each party acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice for the review and negotiation hereof.

(g) A violation of S. 5(b) or any intellectual property usage, confidentiality, or non-solicit provisions of this Agreement will result in immediate and irreparable damage to the other party which shall then, in addition to any other rights to relief, be entitled to injunctive and such other relief as the applicable court may deem just, without posting of any security or proof of actual damage.

(h) Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform hereunder if such delay or failure is due to any contingency beyond its reasonable control including acts of God.

(i) Expiration or termination of this Agreement will not relieve either party from its obligations arising beforehand. Rights and obligations which by their nature would ordinarily be expected to survive expiration or termination will remain in effect, including but not limited to S. 5(b)(c) and (d), 7, 8(b), 14, 15, 16, 17.

(j) The prevailing party in any dispute arising out of this Agreement will be entitled to recover its reasonable legal and expert fees and costs, in addition to any other relief to which it may be entitled.

(k) No provision shall be deemed waived by any act, delay, omission, or acquiescence on the part of either party or their respective employees or agents, nor shall any waiver by either party of a breach or default of a provision by the other constitute a change in the terms hereof or waive any subsequent breach.

(l) Neither party shall be liable to the other for damages of any sort resulting solely from its rightfully terminating the Agreement in accordance with its terms.

(m) Nothing herein: (i) creates an agency, partnership, joint venture, employment, distributorship or other special relationship between the parties, who intend to establish the relationship of independent contractors. No party may create or assume, on behalf of the other, any obligation, expressed or implied, nor act as the legally empowered representative of the other for any purpose whatsoever; (ii) expressed or implied, is intended or shall be construed to give to any person, other than the parties and their respective successors and assigns, any remedy or claim by reason hereof.

(n) This Agreement binds and benefits only the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. No assignment shall occur, without the prior consent of the other party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, except that BNC may assign, without consent, if the assignee agrees in writing to assume all the assignor’s obligations hereunder.

(o) As a User: (i) you are subject to any generally applicable posted rules for users of that SDA Service or component, posted on the BNC site at www.salesdata.ca. Any new features for which you subscribe shall be subject to this Agreement; (ii) you are responsible for obtaining access to the SDA Service and that access may involve fees to third parties, such as for Internet access or airtime charges; (iii) you agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the service’s subscription form, and to keep the information current.

(p) You agree not to use BNC trademarks without permission.

(q) During the Term and for one year thereafter you shall not solicit or hire any employee of BNC.

18. Boilerplate

Additional standard terms relating to this Agreement in Schedule A are incorporated by reference.

Schedule A - SDA Service Boilerplate Additional Terms

1. Each Party agrees:

a) the laws of Ontario and Canada, excepting its choice of law provisions, apply, and the venue shall be Toronto.

b) it has had the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice for the review and negotiation hereof.

c) a violation of S. 5(b) or any intellectual property usage, confidentiality, or non-solicit provisions of this Agreement will result in immediate and irreparable damage to the other party which shall then, in addition to any other rights to relief, be entitled to injunctive and such other relief as the applicable court may deem just, without posting of any security or proof of actual damage.

d) neither shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform hereunder if such delay or failure is due to any contingency beyond its reasonable control including acts of God.

e) section headings are for ease of reference only, and have no interpretive value.

f) expiration or termination will not relieve either party from its obligations arising beforehand. Rights and obligations which by their nature would ordinarily be expected to survive expiration or termination will remain in effect, including but not limited to S. 5(b)(c) and (d), 7, 8(b), 14, 15, 16, 17, and this Schedule B.

g) the prevailing party in any dispute arising out of this Agreement will be entitled to recover its reasonable legal and expert fees and costs, in addition to any other relief to which it may be entitled.

h) the Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties, superseding all prior understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. To the extent the Participant views aggregate data and any analysis, it is considered a User and this Agreement shall apply.

i) No provision shall be deemed waived by any act, delay, omission, or acquiescence on the part of either party or their respective employees or agents, nor shall any waiver by either party of a breach or default of a provision by the other constitute a change in the terms hereof or waive any subsequent breach.

j) All notices shall be in writing. Notices shall be sent via facsimile, registered mail, courier, or by electronic mail, and deemed received upon the date actually delivered. All notices should be sent attention CEO, if to BNC (cc: SDA Product Manager), and attention President, if to Participant, at the addresses set forth at the beginning of this Agreement, unless subsequently amended by written notice, consistent with this section.

k) If any provision is held invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions continue in full force, if the applicable authority replaces it with a valid provision, which most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the invalid provision, and the parties hereby authorize the authority to do so.

l) Neither party shall be liable to the other for damages of any sort resulting solely from its rightfully terminating the Agreement in accordance with its terms.

2. Nothing herein:

a) creates an agency, partnership, joint venture, employment, distributorship, or other special relationship between the parties, who intend to establish the relationship of independent contractors. No party may create or assume, on behalf of the other, any obligation, expressed or implied, nor act as the legally empowered representative of the other for any purpose whatsoever.

b) expressed or implied, is intended or shall be construed to give to any person, other than the parties and their respective successors and assigns, any remedy or claim by reason hereof.

3. This Agreement:

a) may be executed in counterparts.

b) binds and benefits only the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. No assignment shall occur, without the prior consent of the other Party, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, except that BNC may assign, without consent, if the assignee agrees in writing to assume all the assignor’s obligations hereunder.

4. As a User, you are subject to any generally applicable posted rules for users of that Service or component, posted on the BNC site at www.salesdata.ca. Any new features for which you subscribe shall be subject to this Agreement. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve fees to third parties, such as for Internet access or airtime charges. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the service’s subscription form, and to keep the information current. You agree not to use BNC trademarks without permission. During the Term and for one year thereafter you shall not solicit or hire any employee of BNC.

Schedule B - Service Functionality

Service Description

PLEASE NOTE: Accuracy and efficacy of reporting is subject to, among other factors, the accuracy and currency of bibliographic and other data provided by publishers and other data sources. Data elements or titles will be displayed or made available for report generation provided that a) retailer-supplied data is sufficient to produce accurate values, b) presentation of those values does not compromise anonymity of participating retailers, and c) presentation of the data does not violate any confidentiality agreement entered into by and between BNC and any third party, all at the sole discretion of BNC.

1. Report types

1.1. Title/ISBN reports, showing:

 

  1. Title, Author, ISBN, Editor, Illustrator
  2. Publisher
  3. Publication date
  4. Number of pages
  5. Item Status (Active, Out of Print, etc.)
  6. Binding/Product Form
  7. Volume, Edition, Series
  8. Distributor
  9. Subject - BNC, BISAC, Bowker BIP, THEMA
  10. List price
  11. Average actual selling price (AASP)
  12. Value based on AASP
  13. Value based on List Price
  14. Current bestseller position (in total data set)
  15. Previous position (last reporting period, in total data set)
  16. Total volume sold
  17. Historical volume
  18. Historical average selling price

 

1.2. Ability to generate Bestseller reports / ranked lists from a combination of the following criteria:

 

  • ISBN
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Binding / Product form
  • Recommended retail price
  • Actual selling price *
  • Subject category
  • Time period
  • Publication date

 

1.3. Using the elements in 1.2, bestseller lists can be displayed and downloaded with the following fields:

 

  • ISBN
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Binding / Product form
  • List price and total value based on volume sold
  • Average actual selling price (AASP) and total value based on volume sold *
  • Total volume sold
  • Current bestseller rank position (on the total, consolidated list)
  • Total volume sold (or within reporting period)
  • Weeks on list (tracking the number of weeks since first report of the title on-sale, on-hand, or on-order)
  • Subject category

 

With click-through to specific ISBN or author reports.

* Only available in reports if provided by participant.

1.4. Delimited file downloads of the aggregate data set containing the elements listed in 1.3.

2. Market Share Reports

2.1. Pre-calculated market share reports showing some combination of the following:

 

  • Time Period
  • Publisher/Distributor
  • Subject category
  • Binding

 

3. Reference Bibliographic Database

Data collected from retailers includes combinations of ISBN, Quantity Sold, Quantity On-hand, Quantity On-order and Average Actual Selling Price. Bibliographic data elements not collected from Point-of-Sale are populated by the Service’s reference bibliographic database, currently R.R. Bowker’s Global Books-in-Print and may not reflect the bibliographic data residing in the Participant’s own systems.

4. Peer-to-Peer Reporting

4.1. Detailed store or chain-level reports, where agreement has been reached between an individual publisher and retailer, providing the following information on all ISBNs from a particular Subscriber publisher. Also, the Participant could make available all ISBNs sold by the retailer to a given Subscriber publisher, not just the Subscriber’s, if they chose.

 

  • Title, Author, ISBN, Editor, Illustrator
  • Publisher
  • Binding/Product Form
  • Volume, Edition, Series
  • Publication date
  • Distributor
  • Number of pages
  • Subject - BNC, BISAC, Bowker BIP, THEMA
  • Volume, Edition, Series
  • Item Status (Active, Out of Print, etc.)
  • List price
  • Average actual selling price (AASP) *
  • Value based on AASP *
  • Total volume sold (units and $)
  • Current bestseller rank position (in total data set)
  • Total volume sold (within reporting period)
  • Weeks on list (weeks reporting from first source)
  • Publication date
  • Subject category
  • Total on-hand
  • Total on-order
  • Total stores reporting sales

 

* Only available in reports if provided by participant.

4.2. Peer-to-peer aggregation.

Participants submitting data for multiple stores or locations may choose to permit viewing of data from individual locations or aggregates of locations (for example, by province, store format type, etc.). Data will be stored at the most granular level of data provided by the retailer and aggregated to the level permitted for viewing by permitted suppliers. Changing the level of aggregation provided by the Participant (e.g., providing greater levels of detail at a future date) could impact the ability to provide consistent historical reporting. Regardless of the granularity of data provided by the Participant, a Subscriber may choose to view the provided data at a higher level of aggregation (e.g., the Participant chooses to provide store level data for a nation-wide chain, but the Subscriber chooses to see that data displayed by province or larger region).

5. Saved and Shared Reports

Reporting tools allowing the creation of specific combinations of the above reports for later access or sharing within the user’s company.

6. Data Access API

An internet-accessible API, with published specifications, allowing retail systems to directly query the data fields in 1.1 and 1.3. (API access may be limited to aggregate POS data and not transmit full bibliographic records.)

7. Releases

Releases shall be staged, both to speed the delivery of highest priority functionality and to allow users to familiarize themselves with a base set of reports before moving on to more advanced reporting options.