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Introducing the NEW BookStats Volume 3
Presented by the BookStats Management Team
Wednesday, June 26th, 1pm to 2pm Eastern
You're sitting down to create your 2014 budget and strategic plan, but you don't feel like you have a handle on how digital content has been evolving across the entire industry. Have e-books finally started to gain traction in nonfiction categories? Has downloadable audio overtaken physical media, and what has that meant for the entire audio market? Is print still holding its own?
Industry leaders find answers to questions like these, and hundreds more, with BookStats. A joint venture of the AAP and BISG, BookStats provides the industry's only view of the size of the marketplace through a three sided matrix: Category, Format, Channel.
During this 60-minute webcast, representatives from the BookStats management team provide a comprehensive look into this data project, exploring what trends were discovered, and what's new for Volume 3. The presentation includes analysis of several top line data points as well as a tour through the interactive BookStats Online Data Dashboard.
NEW MEMBER WEBCAST:
Making the Most of Your BISG Membership
Presented by the BISG Staff
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
BISG members are entitled to many benefits, including: influence on industry standards and best practices, free or discounted copies of research publications, attendance at key book industry events, and much, much more! As a new member, however, it can be hard to know where to begin.
This webcast -- targeted for new members but open to all -- provides an introduction to BISG and explains how companies can best connect with their membership benefits.
Classifying and Selling Books with Thema:
The First Global Subject Category Codes
Caroline A. Hayes, Manager, Cataloging, Barnes & Noble and Kempton Mooney, Senior Analyst of Market Research & Business Development, Hachette
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, 1pm to 2pm Eastern
Download this BISG webcast introducing Thema, the first ever global subject classification system for books. Intended for use by all book industry stakeholders, Thema is a flexible standard that allows each market to retain its unique cultural voice within a unified global hierarchy that rationalizes book classification. The goal of Thema is to reduce confusion about subject classification for both upstream and downstream trading partners, while helping companies expand their business more seamlessly overseas.
During this 60-minute webcast, speakers from Thema's international Board of Directors and the Working Group that created the standard explained how it developed, its implications for current BISAC Subject Headings users, and ultimately, how it will facilitate the sale of more books.
A SPECIAL 3-PART WEBCAST SERIES:
The Business of Rights:
Trends and Opportunities in Publishing Today
Co-Presented by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
Tuesday, March 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2013
1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET
Rights are not a facet of your business: they ARE your business. Today's market for published content is rapidly changing. Although this presents new challenges for publishers, authors, and agents, it also opens a new world of rights and licensing opportunities.
Download this special three-part webcast series, presented by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), to better understand, manage, and monetize content rights. You'll learn about the changing rights landscape and about ways to generate new revenue and increase operational efficiencies in this era of transformation and uncertainty.
Understanding Rights in a Changing World:
Licensing Risks and Opportunities Created by a Global Marketplace
Tues, March 5, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm Eastern
Managing and Organizing Rights in a Time of Change:
Tools and Services that Efficiently and Effectively Organize Rights
Tues, March 12, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm Eastern
Monetizing Rights in a Time of Change:
Good Rights Management is Good Business Management
Tues, March 19, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm Eastern
What's New (and On the Horizon) for EPUB 3
Bill Kasdorf, Vice President, Apex Content Solutions
Markus Gylling, CTO, IDPF
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, 1pm to 2pm Eastern
What's new with EPUB 3? Lots! Having just passed the one-year mark, the EPUB 3 standard is widely agreed upon as the best and most stable foundation for e-books, now and in the future. Publishers and reading systems of all types are adopting it, taking advantage of its capabilities to handle complex typography and layout, multimedia, and interactivity in ways that work reliably on a wide range of devices and systems.
During this 60-minute webcast, Bill Kasdorf (VP of Apex and chair of BISG's Content Structure Committee) and Markus Gylling (CTO of the IDPF and Chair of the EPUB 3 Working Group) provide an overview of key recent and upcoming developments in the EPUB 3 ecosystem, including details that publishers need to know.
Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading: Tracking Reader Preferences in an Evolving Marketplace
Presented by Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, 1pm to 2pm Eastern
Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading is an ongoing consumer research project begun by BISG in 2009.
Over the course of three Volumes, this significant study has fielded a dozen surveys which, taken as a whole, track how and why e-books and other forms of digital content have entered the publishing mainstream.
During this 60-minute webcast, Steve Paxhia, chief analyst for the Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading project, presented data from the most recent report in this important survey series.
The NEW BISAC Subject Headings:
Connecting Books to Readers
Presented by Connie Harbison (Baker & Taylor) and Angela Bole (BISG)
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, 1pm to 2pm Eastern
Organizations across the publishing supply chain use BISAC Subject Headings to determine where books are shelved in a bricks-and-mortar store or the genre under which they can be searched for in an internal or online database. Putting the correct BISAC Code on your book can ensure that it efficiently finds its way into the hands of a happy reader. On the other hand, an incorrectly coded book can end up in a forgotten corner of the bookstore or website, surrounded by dissimilar titles.
This 60-minute BISG Webcast covered:
- What's new in the soon-to-be-released 2012 Edition of the BISAC Subject Headings List.
- Best practices for choosing BISAC Headings for your book; what distributors and retailers are looking for.
- What you should do if you can't find the BISAC Headings you want.
- What's on the agenda for the 2013 Edition.
A SPECIAL 3-PART WEBCAST SERIES:
Getting Grounded With E-Books:
The Latest Statistics and What They Mean
Co-Presented by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and Digital Book World (DBW)
Tuesday, October 30th, November 6th, and November 13th
1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET
The e-book revolution is well underway and digital publishing continues to grow at a staggering rate -- almost too fast to measure. How large is the e-book market in the US and abroad? How quickly is it growing? Which e-books are selling best and at what price points? And what does it mean for your digital publishing business? To help answer these questions and more, and to provide a solid foundation of actionable data, BISG and DBW offered this three-part webcast series on all things e-books. From publisher sales and consumer behavior, to digital growth in emerging international markets, to understanding which digital content is selling best, this three-part series will help you navigate the turbulent waters of the publishing industry's digital transformation.
Measuring the North American E-Book Market By the Numbers
Tues, October 30, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm Eastern
E-Books in the Global Marketplace
Tues, Nov 6, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm Eastern
How to Define an E-Book Bestseller
Tues, Nov 13, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm Eastern