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The Canadian Book Market 2020 – the essential guide to today’s book market – now available

April 20, 2021

Sales of English-language print books in the Travel and Self-Help categories dropped in 2020 when compared with their 2019 sales, according to new research released by BookNet Canada. Books in the Games, Education, and Thriller categories, however, saw their sales rise. But the biggest category growth was found in Juvenile Non-Fiction titles: their market share rose from 8.8% in 2019 to 9.4% in 2020.

More insights can be found in The Canadian Book Market, the 2020 edition of BookNet Canada’s annual report. It is a comprehensive guide to the national print trade market with detailed information on more than 50 subject categories, including:

  • market share;
  • weekly unit sales;
  • price-point analysis;
  • top 10 hardcover and paperback sellers;
  • year-over-year comparative data;
  • and more!

The report also includes insights into consumer buying behaviour and top-level highlights from the French Canadian market. To get your copy, visit booknetcanada.ca/canadian-book-market. Special pricing is available for those who subscribe to BNC SalesData.

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