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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 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

by Brian F. O'Leary
04/4/2022


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

by Brian F. O'Leary
03/29/2022


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

by Brian F. O'Leary
03/1/2022


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

02/9/2022


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

by Brian F. O'Leary
01/10/2022


BISG Publishes 2021 Updates to BISAC Subject Headings
BISG Publishes 2021 Updates to BISAC Subject Headings

This year’s update added 94 codes and modified 85 “literals” – the text description of each code -- with 3 inactivations across 30 of the 53 top-level sections. A total of 23 sections had at least one addition to the code list. Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
01/4/2022


BISG Announces Supply Chain “Brown Bag” Lunch Series
BISG Announces Supply Chain “Brown Bag” Lunch Series

Conversations begin with a short (20 minute) presentation on a specific topic. An open discussion forum follows, during which participants will be invited to share their reactions to the discussion topic or alternatively raise any other topic of concern. Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
11/30/2021


Providing BISG Members With Access to Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Benefits
Providing BISG Members With Access to Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Benefits

BISG members have access to health insurance and prescription drug benefits through LIG Solutions. Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
11/1/2021


Tackling Shipping and Freight Challenges in the Book Business
Tackling Shipping and Freight Challenges in the Book Business

In July 2021, BISG hosted a webinar conversation about the challenges and potential strategies available to manage constraints in the book publishing supply chain. Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
09/27/2021


Of Boards, Budgets, and Sustainability
Of Boards, Budgets, and Sustainability

On April 23, BISG held its 45th annual meeting, hosting nearly 200 virtual attendees in a multi-session discussion dedicated to "Ensuring a Sustainable Future for the Book Business". Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
05/3/2021


BISG Announces 2021 Industry Award Honorees
BISG Announces 2021 Industry Award Honorees

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will recognize Maureen McMahon, President & Publisher at Kaplan Publishing, Connie Harbison, Director of Authority Control at Baker & Taylor, and Andy Hunter, CEO of Bookshop, with industry awards presented at its Annual Meeting in New York on April 23. Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
04/5/2021


Ensuring a Sustainable Future for the Book Business
Ensuring a Sustainable Future for the Book Business

The meeting will explore different ways that the book industry supply chain is addressing matters of sustainability. In addition, a portion of the meeting will present BISG’s FY2022 budget and ask BISG’s members to approve a new slate of candidates for BISG's board of directors. Continue Reading

by Brian F. O'Leary
03/18/2021