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BISG Launches New Working Group on Accessibility Metadata
BISG Launches New Working Group on Accessibility Metadata

The Book Industry Study Group is pleased to formally announce the launch of a new working group on accessibility metadata to help prepare the US book industry for compliance with the European Accessibility Act, which goes into effect on June 28, 2025. The goal of this group is not to set,... Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted06/25/2024


BISG Adds a Marketing & Communications Role
BISG Adds a Marketing & Communications Role

A new role will grow non-dues revenue through effective creation and implementation of marketing, promotional, and sponsorship campaigns in a highly collaborative environment.  Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted06/10/2024


BISG Rights Committee Releases Rights Royalty Statement Standards
BISG Rights Committee Releases Rights Royalty Statement Standards

Making the case for standardizing fields in royalty statements. Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted06/4/2024


Implementing a New Strategy for BISG
Implementing a New Strategy for BISG

In April 2024, BISG's board announced a new strategy for the organization. Executive director Brian O'Leary previews how the new approach will be implemented. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted05/28/2024


BISG Welcomes New Board Members
BISG Welcomes New Board Members

At its annual meeting on April 12, 2024, members of BISG elected three new members to serve two-year terms on its board of directors. These new directors will start their terms on July 1, 2024. Two current members of the board were elected for second terms. These individuals will serve terms until... Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted05/21/2024


A Recap of BISG's 2024 Annual Meeting
A Recap of BISG's 2024 Annual Meeting

BISG’s 2024 Annual Meeting, “Everybody Wins: Rethinking How the Book Industry Communicates”, delivered a day packed with insight, direction, and hope for the book publishing community. The meeting discussed BISG strategy and initiatives in rights, supply chain, and BISAC subject codes. Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted04/30/2024


Spotlight: Walter Mosley, Winner of the 2024 Industry Champion Award
Spotlight: Walter Mosley, Winner of the 2024 Industry Champion Award

The Book Industry Study Group announced last month that the Industry Champion Award, which honors an individual whose efforts have advanced the publishing industry as a whole, will be given to Walter Mosley.  Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted04/8/2024


Spotlight: Phil Ollila, Winner of the 2024 Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service
Spotlight: Phil Ollila, Winner of the 2024 Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service

The Book Industry Study Group announced last month that Phil Ollila will be recognized with the Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service at BISG's Annual Meeting on Friday, April 12 in New York City. Established in 2013 and named for one of BISG’s longtime volunteers and advocates, the... Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted04/2/2024


BISG Announces Industry Award Honorees for 2024
BISG Announces Industry Award Honorees for 2024

BISG Announces Industry Award Honorees for 2024: Phil Ollila, Walter Mosley, and Scribd Will Be Recognized for Their Leadership Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted03/19/2024


BISG Recaps "Doing Rights Right"
BISG Recaps "Doing Rights Right"

Every day, organizations and individuals seek rights and permissions for intellectual property whose owners are difficult to reach, ambiguous, or unknown. The supply chain for rights frustrates anyone trying to negotiate a fair deal, and globally, millions of dollars are left on the table each... Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted02/27/2024


BISG Launches New Working Group on ISNI
BISG Launches New Working Group on ISNI

The Book Industry Study Group is pleased to formally announce the launch of a new working group on the adoption of ISNI in the US market, which will operate under the oversight of BISG's Metadata Committee."ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying the millions of... Continue Reading

Postedby Brooke Horn
Date posted02/20/2024


BISG welcomes six new directors
BISG welcomes six new directors

BISG adds six new members to its 14-member board of directors. Learn more about who is leading BISG into the future. Continue Reading

Postedby Brian F. O'Leary
Date posted07/17/2023