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Print book sales in Canada remain flat in 2018

17 January 2019

Print book sales in Canada have remained flat in 2018, with backlist books still dominating the market (60%) and nonfiction sales up slightly more than fiction, the same as in...

Giller Prize 2018 shortlist announced

2 October 2018

In Canada, the shortlist for the C$100,000 (A$108,000) 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English has been announced. The shortlisted novels...

BookNet Canada reviews impact of literary awards

13 November 2014

BookNet Canada has released the results of a survey on the relationship between literary awards and book-buying behaviour. The survey asked Canadian book-buyers how significant award wins or nominations were to their decision to purchase a...

Canadian ebook sales plateau

23 September 2014

In Canada, digital publisher BookNet has ‘paused’ its consumer survey on ereading because of a plateau in ebook sales, reports Publishers Weekly. ‘The numbers we’re hearing for ebook unit sales is...

International Library News 

9 April 2014

Four libraries to reopen in NewcastleIn the UK, four libraries in Newcastle, England, are set to reopen, reports the Bookseller. In early March, Newcastle City Council approved a plan to...

King wins RBC Taylor Prize for nonfiction 

12 March 2014

In Canada, Thomas King has won this year’s RBC Taylor Prize for his book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (University of Minnesota Press)....

Thomas King wins Canadian nonfiction award 

27 February 2014

In Canada, Thomas King has won the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Nonfiction, worth C$40,000 (A$40,076), for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (University of Minnesota...

Plans announced for new Toronto Book Fair 

25 November 2013

Plans have been unveiled for a new international book fair to be held in Toronto, Canada, in November 2014, reports Publishers Weekly. Inspire! The Toronto International Book Fair will be...

Lynn Coady wins Giller Prize 2013 

7 November 2013

In Canada, Lynn Coady has won the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short-story collection Hellgoing (House of Anansi Press). She wins C$50,000 (A$50,340). Coady’s book was chosen by judges...