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  1. Operating revenues for the book publishing industry in Canada rose by 1.6% reaching $2.19 billion in 2009. This rise in revenues was due to increased sales in Quebec and Ontario.
  2. In Quebec, operating revenues increased by $20.2 million (3.0%) due to greater sales following a similar increase in 2008. Ontario also experienced an increase in revenues with a rise of $26.7 million (2.0%) in various types of publications.
  3. Spending on salaries, wages and benefits accounted for 21.2% of overall expenses for the industry and rose 1.7% in 2009.