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Hannah Johnston

Product Coordinator

BookNet Canada

Hannah Johnston is a Product Coordinator at BookNet Canada, where she works on the SalesData and LibraryData projects. Prior to joining the BookNet team, Hannah worked in various environments including public libraries, academic archives, and local museums. Books are her first love, and she has reached the maximum number of loans and holds at her local library on numerous occasions.


Emerging trends: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market

February 3, 2022

This webinar will use the most up-to-date data to reveal the emerging trends in the types of books Canadians are buying. Are Canadians still buying books about bread-making? Are they turning away from Thrillers and Self-Help in favour of Manga and Crafts & Hobbies? BookNet Canada SalesData experts, Monique Mongeon and Hannah Johnston dig deep into the data to show you the book subjects on the move.

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I opened a bookstore in the pandemic!

January 27, 2022

Join our panel of retailers, all of whom launched their bookstore during the pandemic, for a discussion of lessons learned. They’ll share what motivated them to start a bookstore and what it was like to open their doors, virtual and physical, during a pandemic. The panelists will also delve into how they establish themselves within their communities and how they forge relationships with their customers.

Peek behind the curtain of this new class of booksellers and hear how their expectations stacked up to the reality of this new bookselling ecosystem.

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Sell more books with better BISAC

July 13, 2021

Join Sarah Lawrence, Metadata Manager at Macmillan, and Hannah Johnston, Project Coordinator at BookNet Canada for a thorough overview and update of the BISAC subject classification scheme. The BISAC Subject Headings List, also known as the BISAC Subject Codes List, is a standard used across the North American supply chain to categorize books based on topical content. The Subject Heading applied to a book can determine where the work is shelved in a brick and mortar store, how major online retailers like Amazon categorize it, or the genre(s) under which it can be searched in an internal database.

In this webinar you’ll learn the best practices for using BISAC to classify book content, uncover recent codelist updates, and discover how new subject codes are introduced. Finally, Lawrence and Johnston will spotlight a subject heading of particular interest to the Canadian supply chain: codes to identify Indigenous content.

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New from BookNet Canada: BNC LibraryData

April 14, 2021

LibraryData worked overtime in 2020/2021, delivering insights and analytics to aid in navigating an unprecedented year. Get up-to-speed with our latest updates and learn what’s to come in the year ahead.

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New from BookNet Canada: Loan Stars

April 12, 2021

Join us as we examine the trends and titles that drive the Loan Stars discoverability program for the library sector. We’ll explore 2020’s lists and the not-to-be-missed CataList features that will help libraries uncover new forthcoming titles.

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If we knew then what we know now: COVID-driven initiatives with staying power

April 7, 2021

“Necessity breeds innovation.” That well-worn phrase became marching orders during the COVID-19 pandemic as publishers and booksellers scrambled to respond to ever-changing market conditions and a strained supply chain. Learn from a panel of pros across the supply chain, including logistics, metadata, customer relations, and marketing — what they did to adapt and what they will be incorporating into their workflows going forward.

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