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Publishing and printing in Canada is a diverse industry spanning books, periodicals and directories. In 2009, CAD$2.2 billion ($US2.3 billion) of revenues were in book publishing and CAD$2.1 billion (US$2.2 billion) in periodical publishing. There is a significant presence of multinational publishing companies in Canada, with the headquarters of global publisher Thomson Reuters based here. Major players such as Pearson, HarperCollins and Random House all contribute to Canada’s publishing sector. HarperCollins, in particular, supplies English-language books for the country, yet there are also other publishers such as Rogers Publishing, which accommodate for Canada’s French-speaking population, also. Canadian publishers include McClelland & Stewart Ltd. which deal with a mixture of non-fiction and fiction authors; Scholastic Canada Ltd. and Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publishers deal with children’s books, in particular.

According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, Canada is placed 17out of 144 on the chart with a score of 5.4 for their intellectual property protection as a country. The country is ranked higher than its American neighbours, who are placed 29th with a score of 5.0.

Although on par with countries such as the United States in terms of sophistication, the industry is not big enough to handle all of Canada’s demand for published and printed products. The United States is a major source of imports. Published works have consistently been Canada’s largest import and export in the cultural goods sector. In 2008, Canadians imported CAD$2.9 billion of published works (71% of all cultural goods), whilst exports in the same year measured CAD$628 million.

Printing and Publishing organisations in Canada
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