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6 podcasts about book publishing you should subscribe to

6 podcasts about book publishing you should subscribe to

We've compiled six fantastic podcasts that are all about the business of books. Ebooks, sales trends, book marketing, and tonnes of other book publishing-related topics are covered across the hundreds of episodes in these podcasts.

Literary Prizes 2014: The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

The shortlist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction was announced last week at a press conference in Toronto. Congratulations to the five finalists! Interested in how this literary prize affects sales in Canada? Check out some highlights from BookNet Research in this blog post.

Infographic: Canadians Adopting Ebooks

According to data from The Canadian Book Consumer 2013: Digital Sales and Trends, 17% of books purchased in Canada in 2013 were ebooks. Canadians still prefer to read ebooks on dedicated e-reading devices, but 8% of our survey respondents say they do read on their mobile phones. Want more juicy details about digital reading? Check out our infographic.

Storytelling Platform Storybird Makes Publishing Social for Young Writers

Toronto-based “visual storytelling” platform Storybird has garnered a large and engaged online following around the simple premise of enabling users to read, write, and share their own picture books.

We spoke to Mark Ury, Storybird’s CEO and cofounder, about reader trends, monetization, user experience design, and more.