January 27, 2022

Canadian Print Book Sales Rise 1% During 2015, Ebook Sales Remain Steady

From Booknet Canada:

The sale of print books in Canada went up in 2015 after several years of downward trends. According to BookNet Canada’s sales tracking service, BNC SalesData, unit sales of print books in the Canadian trade market saw a 1% increase over 2014, and the overall dollar value went up by 3%.

The number one bestseller in 2015 was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, followed by Pulitzer Prize-winner All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Grey by E.L. James, and My Secret Sister by Jenny Lee Smith. Meanwhile, four of the top 10 bestsellers were adult colouring books, including three from Johanna Basford.

According to BookNet’s consumer studies, sales of ebooks have meanwhile remained relatively steady at 17-18% of market share since 2013.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.