Did you know?
Only 12 per cent of books sold in Canada are authored by Canadians.
We at Tidewater Press were surprised (shocked?) when we learned of this statistic from Booknet Canada, so we decided to launch the Canlit Challenge.
The CanLit Challenge wants to encourage book clubs to choose Canadian books for their reading selections and challenge them to read at least one Canadian book by Canada Day.
The campaign launched March 1 and runs to June 30 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Book clubs are encouraged to post about Canadian books they have already read, Canadian books they’d like to read, or Canadian books they have chosen to read this year, using the hashtag #canlitchallenge.
All book clubs that participate in the challenge will be entered into a prize draw at the end of June for six free copies of the Canadian book of their choice.
Are you up for the #canlitchallenge?