BISG is the leading book trade association for standardized best practices, research and information, and education and events. BISG facilitates connections and conversations to solve common problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers.
BISG is the only association that serves the full diversity of the book publishing industry. It spans consumer, educational, professional, and scholarly sectors, both upstream and downstream, who produce or distribute content in physical and digital formats. BISG's membership includes over 200 companies from Big 5 publishers to emerging technology companies, representing thousands of individuals who work to address friction points in the publishing process and help support innovation and make the industry more efficient for the benefit of all. BISG gives its members a voice in an industry undergoing transformation and connects them to peers, ideas, and data through its committees, events, and publications.
Founded in 1975 at the annual conference of the Book Manufacturers Institute to address the need for better research capabilities, BISG continues to evolve to meet the needs of a membership adapting to new and emerging ways published content is produced and sold.
In representing every sector of the book industry, BISG affirms its belief that all industry segments are interdependent and that common problems are best solved through joint effort.