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The Canadian Publishers' Council, as Canada's main English language book publishing trade association was founded in 1910 and represents the interests of publishing companies that publish books and other media for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and reference markets, the retail and library sectors. Members employ more than 2800 Canadians and collectively account for nearly three-quarters of all domestic sales of English-language books.Members spend over $50 million with Canadian-based book manufacturers and pay more than $25 million in royalties to Canada's writers. 



Tips for Book Buyers


Look at community, national and regional bestsellers lists.


Look at book reviews in newspapers; magazines.


Ask booksellers what is hot in specific areas - cooking; gardening; self-help.


Think about book and movie tie-ins


Ask what is new in the person's life who you are buying for - new baby; new house; travel on the horizon


What hobbies does the person have?


If you know a favourite author go and search on the web for other books by that author or similar in story line - help create a library for your friend or relative


Puzzle or trivia books often hit the mark


Children's books with activities


Ask a librarian or teacher what is current for a certain age group







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