Journal article

The transnational reception of bestselling books between Canada and Australia

Beth Driscoll, DeNel Rehberg Sedo

Global Media and Communication | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


This study investigates the circulation and reception of six bestsellers between Canada and Australia (2005–2014). We ask which contemporary bestselling books travel between Canada and Australia, how and by whom these books are mediated, and how they are received by readers. Through content analysis of Canadian and Australian print media mentions and online reader reviews (n = 4407), we find variation in reception of bestsellers, influenced by genre and author profile. Bestsellers’ national origins are usually disregarded by media and reader reviews.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This research received funding from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project no. DP160101308.