canadian book industry

Podcast: The Canadian book industry 150 years later

Podcast: The Canadian book industry 150 years later

To help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, we sat down with Sue Carter, Editor-in-Chief at Quill & Quire, to discuss some of our recent research, what challenges are facing the book industry, what book buyers think of Canadian books, who the most well known Canadian author is, and lots more.

How and where do Canadians buy books?

How and where do Canadians buy books?

Last year, Canadians bought 52.6 million books—but where and how did they buy them? From awareness to decision to action, we asked Canadian book buyers to tell us all about their purchases.

Ask a Reader

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about readers and what makes them tick, this is your moment, friend.

Every three months, we survey 400 Canadians about how they find, purchase, and read books and ebooks. Those responses make up our annual Canadian Book Consumer research reports. Now it’s your turn to get answers for those burning questions you want to ask your fellow book lovers.

Are Canadians still reading?

At this year’s Tech Forum, Kevin Ashton presented on new technology and “How to Survive the Ebookalypse.” He began by saying, “We live in an age of paranoia about reading and publishing, but that’s actually not a new thing.” Undeniably, the industry is in state of transition and print sales are down. But much like the invention of the paperback format, technology will not destroy reading. Instead, Ashton argues, “Technology is feeding literacy and literacy is causing a need for new technology.”