One per cent doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s a trend in the right direction. From Publishers Weekly:

Print book unit sales in Canada were up by 1% in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to sales tracking service BookNet Canada.

The overall dollar value of print books sold, meanwhile, rose by 3%. The data coincides with what indie booksellers reported to PW earlier this month, that many stores’ had solid sales gains in 2015. The increase, BookNet Canada noted, comes after several years of downward trends in print book sales.

The titles that held the lead were big international bestsellers: Girl on the Train, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See and other books of that ilk as well as a bouquet of coloring books. Surprisingly, e-book sales haven’t moved since 2013 and account for 17 to 18 per cent of total unit sales.

The full piece is here.

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