New print books continue to be a significant revenue generator for indie bookstores across Canada, according to a new study from BookNet Canada. More than three out of five booksellers surveyed for the study reported an increase in revenue from new print books between 2017 and 2018.
Last year's top-selling print book, Becoming by Michelle Obama, remains the bestselling print book of 2019 so far, according to sales tracked in the Canadian English-language trade market by BNC SalesData.
The most popular reason Canadian book buyers choose a particular store or website for their purchase is convenience, followed closely by selection, price, and then availability, according to new research from BookNet Canada.
Canadians who both buy and borrow books purchase more books, on average per month, than buyers who don't use the library at all.
A new study from BookNet Canada, Demand for Diversity: A Survey of Canadian Readers, investigates whether Canadian readers want more diversity in the books and authors they read, and if so, if they are able to find what they are looking for in the book supply chain.
Two out of every five print books sold in 2018 in both the English- and French-language markets in Canada were categorized as either Juvenile or Young Adult (YA), according to new research released by BookNet Canada.
Loan Stars voters have chosen A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities as their top pick for the inaugural Loan Stars Jr. list, which features the 10 most anticipated juvenile and young adult titles publishing in March and April 2019.
The bestselling print book in Canada for 2018 is Becoming with only seven weeks of sales.
A new study from BookNet Canada looks at audiobook listening, buying habits, and more.
For the past three years, the percentages of book-buying Canadians who use Instagram and Snapchat have been growing steadily, both up 5% since 2016, while use of Facebook has been on the decline.
Canadian book market holding steady overall
More than half, or 61%, of Canadian publishers are now producing digital audiobooks, which is up from 37% in 2016, according to a new report from BookNet Canada.
As part of their ongoing support of public libraries, Equinox and BookNet Canada are pleased to announce their collaboration in generating an export script for libraries using Evergreen ILS. This new feature provides simple access to collections management features from BookNet Canada to libraries utilizing Evergreen.
Katy Mastrocola, a Production Associate at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has been awarded the grand prize for ebookcraft 2018's So You Think You Can Code contest.
For the second year in a row, unit sales in the Poetry category increased significantly, thanks in no small part to Canadian poet Rupi Kaur.
Print book sales in the Canadian trade market fell in 2017, dropping by 4% in units sold and 3% in value sold compared to 2016. Overall, Canadian book buyers purchased 51.5 million print books for just over $1 billion in 2017.
Book publishing meets technology at Tech Forum, Canada's largest book publishing conference on March 23, 2018 in Toronto.
A 2017 survey on Canadian leisure time and reading habits from industry non-profit BookNet Canada has found that among adults who had read a book in the previous year, 20% read digital books on their smartphones, which is a 6% increase over last year.
With the first six months of 2017 behind us, we crunch some numbers on sales, format preferences, and and channel distribution in the English-language trade book market in Canada.
A new BookNet Canada report on the state of the digital publishing landscape in Canada finds that 61% of surveyed publishers saw an increase in revenue from digital books in 2016