May 20, 2022

New Stats About the Canadian Book Market in 2014

Three items to pass along with Canadian publishing statistics provided by BookNet Canada.

1.  Juvenile Market Strong in 2014 (Highlights from Canadian Book Market Report)

Unit sales across the total adult trade print market in 2014 were down by 3.5% compared to 2013, whereas the juvenile trade print market was up 4.1%. Despite the slight decline in the adult trade market, some categories were stronger in 2014 than the previous year, including Historical Fiction (42.6% increase in unit sales), Science (30.2% increase), Mystery & Detective (11.1% increase), and Comics & Graphic Novels (7.7% increase). In addition, sales figures in The Canadian Book Market do not include ebook sales, so the overall book market may be healthier than reflected.

2. BookNet Canada has also released a free report (22 pages; PDF) with data about the Canadian audiobook market. The full text report (free) is titledListen Up: Audiobook Use in Canada is available here.

3. Finally, The infographic below was produced by Booknet Canada and features data from The Canadian Book Market report.

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