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