According to analysis by BookNet, sales of print books in Canada slipped nearly 10 percent in the third quarter this year compared to a year ago.
Unit sales slipped 9.5 percent while dollar value fell 6.4 percent. The numbers are based by the tracking of 665 retail locations across the country.
The break-down of the segments are as follows:
Total market (All):
A recent study, also by Booknet, found that e-books were not entirely to blame, as over the first three quarters of 2012, it saw a decline from 17.55% of its 1,000 readers surveyed who purchased an e-book in the first quarter to 14.16% in the third quarter.
BookNet is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 for the Canadian book industry.