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Print book volume down 6.4% in Canada in 2016

Print book sales have declined in Canada in 2016, with print book volume down 6.4% and value down 3.5% on the previous year, reports Publishers Weekly.

According to figures from BookNet Canada, Canadian publishers sold 50.5 million books in 2016, valued at C$983.7m (A$985.6m). Nonfiction suffered the biggest decline, with volume down 10.4%. Fiction dropped by 6.7%.

Print books accounted for 78.1% of the overall books market in 2016. Ebooks declined in market share, down from 19% in 2015 to 16.8% last year, while audiobooks remained steady at 2.6%.


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