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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.  

BISG's new report "Doing Business in Brazil" Featured in Publishing Perspectives

Order BISG's FREE* new report now!

BISG's Industry Champion Award Shortlist Announced

BISG's Industry Champion Award recognizes an individual whose efforts have gone above the requirements of his or her position to advance the publishing industry while embracing BISG's mission. Congratulations to the four incredible people shortlisted for this award!

Most Valuable BISG Volunteer Award Shortlist Announced

BISG's annual awards in four categories recognize extraordinary achievement, innovation and service in the publishing industry. The Most Valuable BISG Volunteer Award honors the recipient's commitment to solving industry challenges and finding new opportunities by working collaboratively with industry peers. 

The 2015 shortlist includes:

BISG Announces 2015 Lifetime Service Award Recipient: Tom Clarkson, leading distribution standards consultant, to be honored

Now Available: New Research Into Higher Education Content Trends

Carolyn Reidy of Simon & Schuster, featured keynote speaker at BISG's Annual Meeting on Sept. 18 in NYC

Register here.

Meet Mark Kuyper and Other News from BISG: Summer 2015 Bulletin

New! International Markets: Doing Business in Brazil; free to BISG members

What categories and formats work best in Brazil? Here'a a summary of opportunities and strategies for everyone on your team.

Whether you work in international rights or just want to understand the basics of international markets, this overview of the Brazilian book business will help your organization optimize its business in the world's seventh largest economy.

Register here for BISG's 2015 Annual Meeting of Members on September 18, 2015 in NYC

Your Input Needed: Improving Rights Management

Does the industry need better solutions for rights management?

While opportunities for new sources of rights revenue in the industry are growing, many publishers are finding that their traditional practices for licensing and managing content rights are inefficient, or are unable to support the requirements of a growing number of new trading partners. Manual processes or cumbersome legacy software often add to the burden of processing new types of licensing revenue and sharing it with authors, agents, and others.

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Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events

Sep 8 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sep 9 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sep 11 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sep 14 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sep 15 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm