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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 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.  

Identifiers Publishing Peeps Should Know About!

MIP 2016 Sessions Now Online

If you missed Making Information Pay on May 26th, you missed an incredible program filled with data, case studies and actionable ideas to help publishing industry professionals implement corporate social responsibility and cause marketing efforts to "do well by doing good." 

BISG captured all of the sessions from MIP, and they are now available for free on our YouTube channel. 

MIP Preview Spotlight: Q+A with Lee & Low's Jason Low on Creating a More Diverse Publishing Industry

MIP Preview: Data Privacy Q+A with Lee Rainie of Pew Research Center

Online Data Privacy/Security Q+A with Lee Rainie

Lee Rainie, Director of Internet, Science and Technology Research at Pew Research Center - will be the MIP Summit Keynote on May 26th in NYC. Lee will be presenting on "American Attitudes About Data Privacy, Security and Surveillance: Implications for the book industry".

MIP Newsletter May 2016

MIP Newsletter

May 2016


May is for MIP! and oh, so much more...

If you're looking for info on publishing industry events and educational offerings in the month of May, you've come to the right newsletter. BISG has you covered with content we've curated exclusively for our members, as well as discounts on partner events that you won't want to miss. This is definitely a good month for "Webcasts and Summits and Surveys, oh my!" 

MIP: How Being Good Pays - Ashley Gordon on Cause Marketing for Publishers

BISAC 2015–THEMA 1.1 MAPPING GUIDELINES

BISAC 2015–THEMA 1.1 MAPPING GUIDELINES

Released March 30, 2016

About the Mapping

Welcome to BISG's MIP (Making Information Pay) Newsletter

While we may have been a bit quiet over the past few months, it's not for lack of activity. BISG's committees and working groups have been hard at work, and we're sharing just the tip of the iceberg here in our first MIP Newsletter. Keep an eye out for future, and more frequent editions (soon to be in a brand new format!), as well as updates on events and professional enrichment activities.

If you have industry information you'd like to share with BISG's community, please contact kat@bisg.org.

The BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing: Moving Inclusion Forward

The groundbreaking BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing is now available for download. The guide serves as the model for best practices in creating accessible digital content for those who live with disabilities, in compliance with international standards, while illustrating why this is a good business practice that will positively impact publishers' and their partners' bottom line. Some of the features of the Guide include:

On the Road with Onix

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Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events

Jul 20 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Jul 21 2016 - 9:30am
Jul 28 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Jul 28 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Aug 17 2016 - 1:30pm