Get Involved

Organizations big and small can influence the evolution of the book industry through membership and participation in BISG. Be part of the process: become an active member today!

See the Benefits

Member Area

Welcome

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 help develop the solutions to today's challenges and prepare for those of tomorrow. Our work enhances relationships between all trading partners with effective industry-wide standards, best practices, research and events related to both physical and digital products.  

BISG's Adapt, Learn, Innovate 2015: The future of higher ed publishing, delivered

Register here for this half-day conference on April 28 in New York City. You'll gain invaluable insight into the most promising trends in the development and dissemination of higher ed learning tools and course materials, allowing you to better plan and execute your own strategies.

Embracing Change: March Bulletin with News and Information from BISG

Read the full Bulletin in your browser with this link. In this issue:

Adapt, Learn, Innovate: BISG's Higher Ed Conference 2015

Register here  for BISG's April 28 higher education conference in New York City.

This focused half-day conference will provide new perspectives on the increasing role of technology in higher ed. 

Make the best ebook files with classes in Austin, NY, SF and Chicago

Learn essential skills for outsourcing or creating your own files.

Registration Opens for BISG's Higher Ed Conference 2015: Adapt, Learn, Innovate

We're very pleased to announce a dynamic program for our April 28 higher education conference in New York City. In this focused half-day event, you'll hear a range of perspectives on the increasing role of technology in higher education, whether course material is consumed in digital or physical form or a combination of both. You'll gain new insights into how technology is changing the relationships between industry stakeholders, allowing you to better plan and execute your own strategies around developing and distributing higher ed content.

Restructuring BISAC Juvenile Headings for YA Content: BISG Invites Member Input into Proposed Changes

Based on a survey and interviews with industry stakeholders, BISG and its Subject Codes Committee propose changes to the BISAC Subject Headings to allow for the classification of young adult and teen content.

These changes are significant, with implications for those who assign or maintain subject codes or who support and manage metadata and systems. Editorial, merchandising, marketing, sales, operations, IT, finance, and business departments at metadata senders or receivers may be affected.

eBook Ninjas: Ebook Production and QA Classes in Austin, the Bay Area, Chicago, and NYC

Have you ever seen a one-star review on Amazon that criticized the quality or readability of the Kindle file—but had nothing to do with the book's content? This full-day workshop will ensure that your readers can judge your book on its merits, not how it looks on their ereaders.

BISG and ALA In Research Partnership: Digital Content in Public Libraries to survey library patron consumption trends

BISG and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced a partnership to produce a major survey of public library patrons’ use of digital content. This is the first time both organizations have engaged in a joint research survey. The project, Digital Content in Public Libraries, was announced on Sunday, February 1 at ALA's 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  

Revised Edition of BISG's Field Guide to Fixed Layout for Ebooks Now Available

BISG's Field Guide to Fixed Layout for Ebooks, the popular guide to the ins and outs of creating fixed-layout ebooks, has been updated and is now available for immediate download here.

New! BISAC Subject Headings, 2014 Edition, Now Available

BISG's BISAC Subject Headings List has been updated and replaces the edition published in November 2013. It is available here.

Events

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events

Mar 31 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Mar 31 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Apr 1 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Apr 10 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm