According to some surveys, Canadians don’t read Canadian books quite often. Unfortunately, this makes writers keep quiet since they are afraid of looking like losers in the book sweepstakes. In fact, sales of Canadian books are extremely low. Today, publishers are pretty concerned that people don’t read books by their fellows. And the question is “Why is the situation so bad?” Let’s try to find the answer!
Issues with local literature and assignment help
Publishers used to excel at getting the word out about Canadian books. A large number of bookshops sold Canadian novels a few decades ago. But those days are already gone. One of the reasons why it’s happening is digitization. The book business began to rely on American-based digital systems which caused issues for Canadian authors.
What’s more, libraries actively distribute books written by American and British authors. The statistics show that 87% of the novels people read in Canada are created by foreigners. Note that all libraries rely on Overdrive, which is not a Canadian-owned distributor. This company buys rights from publishers abroad and resells them in the country.
Nowadays, the Canadian book business market denies the problem. Probably because publishing companies focus more on getting profits than on increasing the share of Canadian books. Businesses do everything possible to remain their overall sales stable. So if you are looking for exciting fiction to read or some study materials for nursing assignment help in Canada, chances are you won’t find anything written by locals in the bookstores. Don’t you think it’s quite unfair? For sure, this is a failure of specialists working in the book business.
However, there are still so many great writers in Canada. If you want to get familiar with their works, keep reading!
What to read in 2021?
E.L. Chen ‘Summerwood/Winterwood’
E.L. Chen created two fantasy stories linked with each other for readers aged 14 and above. Summerwood starts with the journey of a 12-year-old Rosalind. She goes to Toronto to spend time with her relatives, including her grandfather who is a famous fantasy writer. Suddenly, her sister Julie disappears and Rosalind reveals the horrible truth about the mythical land described by their grandfather in his novels. In order to save Julie’s life, the adventurous girl takes a huge risk and goes to Summerwood, which is quite a dangerous place.
Winterwood tells what happens to the girls three years later. It turns out that Rosalind hasn’t recovered from her terrible trip. Apart from the troubles she faces at school, the girl is also confronted by an enemy from the past, which she met in Summerwood.
Caryn Lix ‘Containment’
This novel is the second book in Caryn Lix’s Sanctuary series that gained huge popularity among the youths. It tells the story of a former prison guard named Kenzie and her friends that successfully escaped Sanctuary. They found themselves on a stolen alien spaceship that must be destroyed for the sake of humanity. Sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it? Being a great fantasy writer, Caren Lux is admired by many young adults.
Colleen Nelson ‘Spin’
Spin is a popular novel about a teenage girl Delilah. Her biggest dream is to be a DJ, so she is learning about DJing from her brother’s best friend. Delilah lives with her family above the vinyl record store run by them. In general, her life seems pretty good and normal for others. However, there is a big secret kept from people around: Delilah’s mother is one of the most renowned singers in the world. Suddenly, this secret gets out and the girl’s world dramatically changes forever.
Jessica Scott Kerrin ‘Clear Skies’
The story described in ‘Clear Skies’ takes place in the summer of 1961. This is a time of scientific wonder and discovery for a young boy Arno who dreams of an astronomer career. But the thing is that Arno is prone to bouts of claustrophobia. Arno decides to try his luck in a local radio contest that promises the winner a chance to meet his idol, a legendary astronomer Jean Slayter-Appleton. However, one boy challenges Arno’s love of science so the main character learns a lesson that not all dreams come true. Is he going to believe in miracles again?
Kelley Armstrong ‘A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying’
This book written by best-selling author Kelley Armstrong tells the story of twins born in a royal family. The lives of Rowan and Rhydd are already set for them by their influential parents. Rowan must become a Queen and Rhydd must be the Royal Monster Hunter. Kids want nothing more than to switch their roles. Completely unexpectedly, Rhydd promises to make sister’s wish come true. But if Rowan fails, her entire kingdom will fall too. Quite a risky deal, isn’t it?