We explain how a book becomes a bestseller.
To celebrate Canada 150, we stayed true to our book-reading, data-loving selves and pulled together a list of 150 bestselling Canadian books from the last 10 years.
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.
A look at the Young Adult titles that are taking the lists by storm this year. Are John Green and Veronica Roth driving the charge, or are a spate of recent book-to-film adaptations responsible for the surge in YA sales?
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.
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.