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News A federal judge is set to weigh in on the Audible Captions case. The publishers argue it’s a quintessential case of copyright infringement. Audible says it’s fair use. The outcome remains uncertain, but a preliminary decision should arrive soon. Read Andrew Albanese in Publishers Weekly. Read our
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed the reading habits of Canadians as reported by Booknet Canada. The Kindle seeing usage by 39 percent.
Struggle by authors to address the 2012 Canadian Copyright Modernization Act isn’t over, but it’s reached a new inflection point.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed the main reasons Canadian use public libraries. One of the most popular reasons is to borrow bestsellers.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed how Canadian readers discover books–the most popular method being word of mouth.
The More Canada Report brings together 40 years of Canadian research documents on the Canadian publishing industry.
In French-speaking Québec, criticism of prize funding from Amazon raises difficult questions about the company’s place in literary culture.
The Hot Sheet Index reviewed the statistics available for Canadian publishing, including sales for English and French-language books.
BookNet Canada found that Facebook is the top social media platform used by book buyers in Canada, followed by YouTube.