Book Summit 2014 – IN BED WITH THE READER: Marketing Uncovered

On Thursday, June 19th, Humber College and the Book and Periodical Council, in association with IFOA, returned to Harbourfront Centre for another year’s successful Book Summit. This year, the theme among presentations, labs, and panels was “In Bed With the Reader: Marketing Uncovered,” and speakers looked at everything from bookbuying data to the cost of … Read more

BookNet Canada releases three-part research report series, The Canadian Book Consumer 2013

from BookNet Canada BookNet Canada has released a series of three research reports, The Canadian Book Consumer 2013, providing valuable insight into consumer book-buying patterns. In-Depth Reader Profiles examines the demographics and buying patterns of consumers purchasing specific genres of books. Book Purchases by Channel looks at how discovery channels impact buyers of different formats and whether buyers of … Read more

Retail Council of Canada announces return of Find-a-Bookstore

From the Retail Council of Canada. It’s back:! The communities that form around independent bookstores are a unique intersection of art, business, community and self-improvement, and play a vital role in keeping reading culture alive in Canada. The Find a Bookstore map tool exists to help connect these vital independent booksellers with the customers … Read more

Tinlids Inc. Awarded Forest of Reading® Contract

from the Ontario Library Association TORONTO, ON (June 25, 2014) – The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is pleased to announce that Tinlids Inc. has been awarded the contract as the official Forest of Reading® wholesaler, in response to an RFP process the OLA conducts every three years. Tinlids is an independently-owned Canadian children’s and young adult book wholesaler dedicated to providing exceptional … Read more

Media Connections Study Wins Gold at FIPP Research Awards

from Magazines Canada Toronto (June 25, 2014) — Magazines Canada and BrandSpark International’s Media Connections Study has received recognition from FIPP’s 2014 Research Awards, winning gold. The awards ceremony took place June 16 in Hamburg, Germany. The FIPP Research Awards were presented by FIPP president and CEO, Chris Llewellyn. Gold and Silver awards were given … Read more