The Book Industry Study Group

Press Release: Book Industry Study Group Expands 2017 Programming
November 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm

NEW YORK — November 28, 2016 — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will significantly expand its programming in 2017. A plan approved by the organization’s Board of Directors last week features two dozen webinars, six topic-driven programs and four events that will take place in 2017. “The new schedule will help us showcase the…

Press Release: Outsell Inc. and The Book Industry Study Group Partner Together to Provide Market Intelligence Service to Members
November 14, 2016 at 1:26 pm

November 14, 2016 — Outsell Inc., the world’s only research and advisory firm focused on media, information, and technology, announces a partnership with The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), the leading book trade association for standards, research and information, and events, to provide their members with Outsell’s Market Intelligence Service. As an additional support resource,…

Press Release: Nominations Open for BISG's 2015 Industry Awards
June 19, 2015

Sumbit 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:

BISG Announces New Executive Director
May 26, 2015

(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.

Executive Director of BISG Len Vlahos to Resign
March 27, 2015

Yesterday the Book Industry Study Group announced that executive director Len Vlahos will resign his position effective June 12th. Vlahos will join the senior management team of Tattered Cover bookstores in Denver, Colorado. He will eventually acquire a controlling interest of the bookstores from owner Joyce Meskis.

Press Release: BISG and ALA Announce Research Partnership
February 2, 2015

(Chicago, IL: February 1, 2015) The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the American Library Association (ALA) announced a partnership today to produce a major survey of public library patrons' use of digital content. This is the first time both organizations have engaged in a joint research survey.

Press Release: New Findings from BISG Show Students Will Pay for Solutions That Reduce Study Time, Improve Outcomes
August 8, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, a highly regarded studies just released from BISG tracks and analyzes the key trends in how students and faculty members acquire, assign, teach, and consume educational content in multiple media formats. Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education, Volume 4, is now available as a digital report alongside a complementary study, Faculty Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education Volume 3.

How Amazon Brought Publishing to Its Knees - And Why Authors Might Be Next
August 1, 2014

Morgan Entrekin is happy with the relationships he's developed with Amazon. As the president of independent publisher Grove/Atlantic Books, he witnessed the industry change as Amazon's introduction of the Kindle helped publishers like him embrace the digital revolution that has battered other industries. It's the future that he's worried about.


Decoding the Subscription Economy
August 1, 2014

The industry is abuzz with talk of ebook subscriptions. Media reports regale the emerging subscription platforms as the "Netflix of books" and a boon for consumers, while industry pundits view the subscription model more cautiously, wary of the potential cannibalization of retail sales