BookNet Canada on “Why and How Canadians Acquire Books”
From the BookNet Canada Blog:
Welcome to part two of the mini blog series featuring results from the Canadian Book Consumer survey. In part one, we shared insights about Canadian book buyers — from most popular formats and subjects to preferred channels to complete a purchase, and more. In this instalment, we’ll take a deep dive into why and how Canadians acquire books — from awareness and discoverability to the reasons why Canadians decide to read, buy, or borrow specific books.
When we asked readers how they generally became aware of books they read or listen to, 38% said awareness was created at a bookstore or retailer, 30% from an author, 25% from a bestseller list, and 25% from the public library.
How readers became aware of books they read
See Also: Part One of the Series
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.