Len Vlahos

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.

(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.

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.

New York, NY: April 8, 2014) BISG and eBook Architects, a service of Firebrand Technologies, are pleased to announce a major new training and certification program in ebook development. It is intended to provide a high level of professional development for ebook developers, managers, publishing executives, print book designers, and production professionals involved in ebook creation, and anyone else who is interested in the creation of ebooks.

Assuming your tablet is the property of the entire family, sharing eBooks and digital newspapers and magazines is easy - just pass the iPad. But many tablets and eReaders are the exclusive property of their owners, so content sharing is rare. This is a problem when consumers compare the value of digital to that of print. eBook The Book Industry Study Group, working with Nielsen Book Research, released a study last week that shows the steady growth of eBooks. 

A book is a book is a book—is it not?  Not in the hall at the former Church of Christ, Scientist, now turned into the magnificent home of the Internet Archive on Funston Avenue at the edge of the Presidio in San Francisco. The Archive, established in 1996 with the goal of offering permanent access to records that exist in digital format, is the venue for the annual Books in Browsers conference, which took place on October 24th and 25th. This reporter attended this year for the first time, and had her mind blown.

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