January 24, 2022

New Report: BookNet Canada’s “The State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2015”

Published by Booknet Canada.

n 2015, 72% of Canadian publishers pointed to accessibility when citing the driving forces behind their digital publishing programs, according to a new report from BookNet Canada. That’s a 17% increase over 2014, making it the second-most popular reason behind the need to increase sales.

Towards this end, more than half of publishers are starting to include accessibility features in their ebooks. These can involve navigational aids, as well as embedded graphical, audio, and video media with alternate formats and textual descriptions.

Also on the rise is the adoption of a print + digital mindset among publishers, as fewer companies are choosing to have digital-only programs (29%, down from 35% in 2014), and more are bundling digital formats with print purchases at no additional cost.

Note: Data about ebooks and libraries can be found on pages 30-31 of report.

Direct to 2015 Report (Read Online/Download and Embedded Below)

Direct to: The State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2014

Direct to: The State of Digital Publishing in Canada 2013

Highlights Infographic

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See Also: 2014 Highlights Infographic

About Gary Price

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.