Press Release: Book Industry Study Group Announces “Book Publishing: From Concept to Consumer”
New York, NY (October 17, 2018) — On Thursday November 15, 2018, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will host “Book Publishing: From Concept to Consumer,” a workshop for entry-level and single-function employees looking to round out their understanding of the publishing process and make more informed decisions in their day-to-day work.
The curriculum, developed by BISG Executive Director, Brian O’Leary, will cover: the concepting and acquisition of content, editorial development, design and production, manufacturing and warehousing, print and digital distribution, bookstore operations, and the essential role of libraries in the book publishing ecosystem.
BISG has tapped industry leaders from the Chicago area to present in their areas of expertise, including: Todd Stocke (SVP, Editorial Director, Sourcebooks), Annie Nybo (Editor, Albert Whitman & Co.), Michael Shea (SVP, LSC Communications), Richard T. Williams (VP, Publisher Development, IPG), Suzy Takacs (Owner of the Book Cellar), and Stephen Sposato (Manager of Collection Development and Readers Advisory, Chicago Public Library).
O’Leary noted, “This event is fully in line with the mission and goals of BISG. We know already that there is demand for information across the supply chain. As well, organizations of all sizes find it challenging to run their businesses and also provide the holistic training that would improve their staff’s understanding of key functions and processes.”
Book Publishing: From Concept to Consumer will be held at the offices of the American Bar Association at 321 North Clark Street in Chicago on November 15, 2018.
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About the Book Industry Study Group
BISG is the book industry’s leading trade association for information, standards, and research, creating the connections and conversations that solve problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. Its broad membership includes trade, educational, professional, and scholarly publishers, as well as distributors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and libraries.
In partnership with other industry associations, BISG maintains and implements standardized best practices, develops and shares leading-edge research and information, and fosters education through events and webinars that help our membership and the industry better understand market trends and issues.