Monique Mongeon has always been fascinated with the intersection of books and technology – from her start making fansites for her favourite books, to her current role as Project Manager at BookNet Canada. Monique also teaches ebook production at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Chang School. Prior to joining BookNet, Monique worked in ebook production for Penguin Random House Canada.
Trendspotting: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market
Feb. 9, 2023, 2-3 p.m. ET | Free
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 backlist? Are we letting go of mysteries and thrillers but walking into the embrace of Romance? BookNet Canada SalesData expert Monique Mongeon and Ampersand’s Pavan Ranu dig deep into the data to show you the book subjects on the move and uncover the relationship between trends in gift product and whether they’re similar to subject trends in books!
Working towards eBooks for Everyone
Nov. 17, 2022
The Accessible eBooks from Literary Presses project has seen 23 independent publishers working on over 600 Canadian titles to improve access for those needing or wanting accessibility features. Many of these titles are more challenging literary forms: poetry, drama, graphic novels, and picture books, in addition to selected fiction and non-fiction titles.
The Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG) undertook this large-scale eBook conversion and marketing project in 2021, in partnership with eBOUND Canada and with the support of Canada Book Fund. Their goal was to support member publishers no matter their level of EPUB experience and to create a collection of newly accessible Canadian literature — eBooks for Everyone, now available online.
Join LPG project manager Tan Light, eBOUND Technology and Marketing Specialist Sahiba Shah, and representatives from two of the participating publishers — Sarah Jensen from Cormorant Books and Ashley Fortier from Metonymy Press — as they discuss the process, share some of the challenges they met along the way, as well as the breakthroughs and lessons learned.
The year of testing dangerously: The EPUB 3.3 story
April 28, 2022
A new version of EPUB 3 is coming, but it’s nothing to fear. For the first time, EPUB is going through the W3C’s rigorous “recommendation track.” This includes “horizontal review” to ensure robust accessibility, internationalization, security and privacy, and technical architecture. There’s also a requirement to test every statement in the spec, to prove that there are interoperable implementation.
What does all this mean for ebook creators? We’ll talk about what’s changed since EPUB 3.2, the testing process, the surprising things we’ve learned about EPUB, and what comes next.
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.
New from BookNet Canada for Publishers and Retailers: BNC SalesData
April 14, 2021
SalesData 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.
#eprdctn tools & tips round-up
March 30, 2021
In this session, attendees are invited to share their war stories, show off their most exceptional hacks, stump for their favourite tools, and seek new perspectives on their most troublesome issues. With ebookcraft veterans Rachel Comerford and Monique Mongeon as your moderators, expect an engaging session where you can widen your network, learn from peers, and commiserate about that one persnickety issue you just can’t solve.