Public Opinion on the Value of Books in the English Language Book Sector
The Association of Canadian Publishers, on behalf of the Book Strategy Group, an ad-hoc committee representing the interests of Canadian writers and publishers, commissioned research to understand the value English-speaking Canadians place on books. Based on two nationally representative surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews, this study provides insight on Canadians’ attitudes and perceptions related to the role of books in their lives, in both leisure and educational contexts. The study also explores views on Canadian content, the role of publishers, self-publishing and unauthorized copying/downloading. April 23, 2015.