Research from BookNet Canada

The book industry changes at an accelerated pace and keeping up can be straining—but you don’t have to go it alone. BookNet Canada publishes timely and actionable research so that your company is in the know and your staff has the know-how.

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Where does our research come from? Our national sales tracking database, SalesData, represents 85% of the English-language trade print book market in Canada. We draw on this current and historical information to create market research reports, examining both annual trends and the impact of specific events (awards, etc.) on sales. We also regularly survey Canadian book buyers and readers to produce a variety of reports on book-buying behaviour and trends. 

Custom research: Contact us to learn how we can customize our research for your company.

All paid reports

  • NEW! The Canadian Book Market 2018: Our annual comprehensive report on the Canadian market. Contains detailed information on more than 50 subject categories, including market share, weekly unit sales, average selling price, and top 10 hardcover and paperback sellers.

  • #AmReading: Research reports on the top social media platforms used by Canadian book buyers, how publishers and retailers are using these platforms to reach readers, and the demographics and buying habits of those users.

  • Deep Dive: A series of in-depth studies combining sales trends with consumer research on top-selling genres.

All free reports

Canadian literary awards

An overview of all the research we publish on the biggest literary prizes in Canada, as well as a comprehensive historical list of all the nominees and winners for those prizes. 

Research on the blog

We occasionally publish tidbits of research (and fun infographics) on the BNC Blog.

Complimentary research for SalesData & LibraryData subscribers

SalesData and LibraryData subscribers can access exclusive reports on the impact of awards, perennial bestsellers, backlist trends, market performance, year-over-year analysis, and more. These reports contain confidential information and are restricted to registered users of SalesData and LibraryData. You can find the password on the or home pages. Log in here.

All reports copyright © BookNet Canada (ISNI: 0000000107013646), subject to individual terms of use.