About BookNet Canada
BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry. Founded in 2002 to address systemic challenges in the industry, BookNet Canada supports publishing companies, booksellers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents, industry associations, literary agents, media, and libraries across the country.
BookNet Canada’s services and research help companies promote and sell books, streamline workflows, and analyze and adapt to a rapidly changing market. BookNet Canada sets technology standards and educates organizations about how to apply them, performs market research, and tracks 85% of all English-language Canadian print book sales through BNC SalesData.
Industry-led and partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, BookNet Canada has become, as The Globe and Mail puts it, “the book industry’s supply-chain nerve centre.”
Here's what we do:
1. Supply Chain Technology
We create technology services to increase accuracy and efficiency in the Canadian supply chain.
The BiblioShare suite of services, including metadata aggregation, metadata creation and maintenance, and web services (APIs).
BiblioShare Web Services
CataList: A powerful online tool for marketing, selling, and ordering books.
EDI: Makes sharing orders, shipment notices and invoices fast and easy.
SalesData, our national sales tracking service and analysis tool.
2. Standards & Certification
Standards are the linchpin of the supply chain. We develop and maintain them so industry technology can run smoothly and benefit everyone. We actively work on the standards in these four areas:
Subject & Classification Schemes
3. Research & Education
BookNet provides the industry with actionable research and forward-thinking professional development.
Tech Forum and ebookcraft
The Canadian Book Market annual report
The Canadian Book Consumer research reports
Custom research reports
Webinars, tutorials, and training
Board of Directors
The BookNet Canada Board of Directors is comprised of a cross-section of representatives from firms across the publishing supply chain and the industry’s professional associations. If you have any questions pertaining to the Board of Directors, please get in touch.
Executive Director, Association of Canadian Publishers
Executive Director, Canadian Urban Libraries Council
Membership Representative, Retail Council of Canada
Executive Director, Canadian Publishers' Council
Director, Branch Operations & Customer Experience
Toronto Public Library
VP, Sales and Marketing, Simon & Schuster Canada
Canadian Publishers' Council
VP Distribution & Management Information Systems, UTP Distribution
Association of Canadian Publishers
Chief Operating Officer, Penguin Random House Canada
Canadian Publishers’ Council
General Manager, United Library Services
Association of Canadian Wholesalers
Digital Assets Manager, Nimbus Publishing
VP Proprietary Products & Print Finance, Indigo Books & Music
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Manager, Munro’s Books
Retail Council of Canada