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Facilitating innovation and shared solutions.

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is a not-for-profit book trade association with the mission of facilitating innovation and shared solutions for the benefit of all companies and practitioners who create, produce, and distribute published content, and the organizations that support them. We’re committed to the development of effective industry-wide standards, best practices, research and events related to both physical and digital products that enhance relationships between all trading partners.

NISO-BISG 8th Annual ALA Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape

Hold the Date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ALA Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV

The Changing Standards Landscape is an annual program organized jointly by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

BISG Wants Your Opinion about Digital Book Subscriptions

Whatever your role in in the publishing industry, BISG wants your opinion for a survey of subscription models for selling digital book content. 

We're looking for respondents from every segment of the industry, including trade, educational, and scholarly publishing. We need the perspectives of those employed by the full range of stakeholders, including publishers, wholesalers, retailers, technology service providers, printers, librarians, authors, and agents.

Douglas Rushkoff, leading commentator on technology and media, to keynote Making Information Pay 2014

Register Now for Making Information Pay 2014, this year a track of IDPF Digital Book 2014 at BEA

Request for Proposal

BISG seeks proposals from companies and individuals capable of producing sound, reasonable forecasts for the US publishing industry.

First Look at IDPF Digital Book 2014, Making Information Pay Program at Book Expo America

IDPF Unveils Select Speakers and Themes for Digital Book 2014

Douglas Rushkoff to Keynote BISG's Making Information Pay Track

NEW DATE for Webcast on designing for both mainstream and print-impaired readers at the same time

Now Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

EPUB 3 Support Grid Is Now Web-Based for Faster and More Accurate Testing of EPUB Files

Next generation EPUB 3 Support Grid launched with EPUBTest.org, for more reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date reporting on EPUB 3 support.

BISG Launches Digital Content Subscription Research Study

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is pleased to announce a major new research initiative to study subscription models of selling published content -- the industry's first!

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Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events

Apr 23 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Apr 30 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
May 2 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm