From Booknet Canada:
The oft-touted term “bestseller” is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions. For the purposes of this blog post, when we say bestseller, we’re talking about the books that sold the most units during 2015 (specifically the 53 weeks that make up its selling period), filtered down to include just those titles that include the Canadian marker.
“Canadian book” can mean a lot of different things to different people: published in Canada, about Canada, published by a Canadian company, and more. For our purposes, the Canadian marker is something you can include in your book’s metadata to indicate the author or contributor is Canadian (learn more here!). It’s an important piece of data because it’s vital to discoverability. We used it to put the following lists together, and many other national bestseller lists and media outlets (like the CBC) rely on it to know which books are authored by Canadians.
The complete blog post contains the following:
- Top 10 Canadian-Authored Books of 2015 – Overall
- Top 10 Canadian-Authored Books of 2015 – Fiction
- Top 10 Canadian-Authored Books of 2015 – Non-fiction
- Top 10 Canadian-authored books of 2015 – Juvenile