January 26, 2022

Canadian Book Sales 2016, New Data From BookNet Canada

From Booknet Canada:

Audiobook and hardcover purchases have remained fairly flat. In 2016, audiobook purchases made up, on average, 2.6% of total book purchases while in 2015 it was 2.2%. Hardcover book purchases accounted for 24.2% in 2015 and went down only slightly to 23.9% in 2016.

Paperbacks and ebooks had marginally more movement. On average in 2015, ebooks made up 19.0% of total book purchases and in 2016 the average share of ebooks fell to 16.9%. On the flip-side, paperback purchases were up from an average of 51.1% of purchases in 2015 to an average of 54.2% in 2016.

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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.