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The Book Industry Study Group regularly releases new and updated guidelines for industry best practices in areas that address metadata, rights, subject codes, supply chain, and workflow issues. Our posts address these and other issues across five topic categories.

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BISG Opens Call for Nominations to its Board
BISG Opens Call for Nominations to its Board

Members of the Book Industry Study Group are invited to apply for a seat on its Board of Directors. The call for nominations will close on December 15. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted10/24/2022


BISG Launches a "Rights FAQ"
BISG Launches a "Rights FAQ"

BISG's Rights Committee has developed a set of "frequently asked questions" about rights and royalties management, each accompanied by an informed answer reflecting best practice. The full list is available on the BISG web site. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted10/4/2022


BISG Reveals Updated "Supply Chain Monitor" Survey Results
BISG Reveals Updated "Supply Chain Monitor" Survey Results

BISG fields a supply-chain survey every two months. The second wave of results has been analyzed, with signs of slow but steady improvement in how the book industry is managing in a period of scarcity and higher expenses. Continue Reading

Postedby Jonathan Fiedler
Date posted09/26/2022


BISG "Supply Chain Monitor" Survey Open Now
BISG "Supply Chain Monitor" Survey Open Now

As part of its regular monitoring of the supply chain, BISG is soliciting a second wave of survey responses. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted08/15/2022


BISG Reveals First "Supply Chain Monitor" Results
BISG Reveals First "Supply Chain Monitor" Results

In its first of a series of periodic surveys, BISG finds a book industry supply chain challenged by scarcity and some uncertainty about paper and printing capacity. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted06/28/2022


BISG Launches "Supply Chain Monitor"
BISG Launches "Supply Chain Monitor"

BISG's Supply Chain committee is launching a new, bi-monthly survey to gather information about the book industry supply chain and issues the community faces in navigating the current landscape. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted06/7/2022


BISG To Honor Wattpad With Industry Innovator Award
BISG To Honor Wattpad With Industry Innovator Award

Founded in 2006 by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, Wattpad connects a global community of 94 million readers and writers through the power of story. It was one of the first online platforms to feature the work of writers from around the world. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted04/18/2022


BISG Announces Candidates for Upcoming Board Seats
BISG Announces Candidates for Upcoming Board Seats

Candidates recommended for election include four returning and two new board members representing all six segments of the book industry supply chain. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted04/4/2022


BISG Reveals Honorees for Two Industry Awards
BISG Reveals Honorees for Two Industry Awards

At its annual meeting in April, the BISG recognizes industry veterans Joe Gonnella and Patricia Payton. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted03/29/2022


Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch To Keynote BISG Annual Meeting
Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch To Keynote BISG Annual Meeting

Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group, will provide the opening keynote at BISG's Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place in person on April 22 at the Harvard Club of New York. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted03/1/2022


A sustainability conversation with CJK Group
A sustainability conversation with CJK Group

With its Green Book Alliance partners, Book Industry Communication and BookNet Canada, the Book Industry Study Group interviewed Grant Miller, CTO and CIO of CJK Group, about the company's sustainability efforts. Continue Reading

Date posted02/9/2022


BISG 2022: "Build Books Better"
BISG 2022: "Build Books Better"

The pandemic has challenged supply chains across almost all industries, including book publishing. Long-standing practices for things like forecasting, vendor management, paper ordering, data sharing, and extended supply chains have all been questioned. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted01/10/2022