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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 Getting Started With EDUPUB Now Available for Immediate Download

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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.

Last Day to Nominate Candidates for BISG's Industry Awards!

Help promote a thriving industry and submit your nominees for BISG's annual industry awards! Please nominate your candidates here by the end of the day today (Wednesday, July 15) for one or both of the following awards:

BISG at ALA: Don't Miss These Two Events: Digital Content in Public Libraries | NISO-BISG 9th Annual Forum

If you're planning to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco this week, be sure to join us for these two events:

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Nominations Open for BISG's 2015 Industry Awards: Submit your choices for the Industry Innovation and Industry Champion awards

Why nominate candidates for BISG's annual industry awards?

Bill Kasdorf, recipient of the 2014 Industry Champion Award, Chair of BISG's Content Structure Committee, an active member of other industry groups, and Vice President and Principal Consultant at Apex Content Solutions, recently told us why they are important:

Young Adult or Teen? Give us your opinion on labeling the new BISAC subject categories.

BISG's Subject Codes Committee is currently restructuring the BISAC subject categories to make way for new sections specifically for young adult/teen fiction and nonfiction codes and requests your input. To aid the Committee in labeling these two new sections, please tell us how you would like to see them described in this very brief survey. The survey will remain open through June 30, 2015.

Len Passes the Baton and Other News from BISG: June 2015 Bulletin

BISG Announces New Executive Director; Mark Kuyper to Become Eighth Leader of Organization

(New York, NY: May 26, 2015) The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that Mark Kuyper, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), has been hired as the organization’s new executive director. Mr. Kuyper will join the organization June 15. 

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Upcoming BISG Meetings & Events

Aug 10 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Aug 11 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Aug 19 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Aug 20 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Aug 25 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm