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General Announcements
Monday, January 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Board Confirms Committee Goals For 2020 »
At BISG, the work required to solve problems affecting two or more parts of the supply chain often starts in our five sta...
Monday, January 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
B&N CEO James Daunt to Keynote BISG Annual Meeting »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today that James Daunt, named CEO of Barnes & Noble in August of 2019,...
Sunday, January 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Announces 2020 ONIX Training »
Metadata has been a BISG priority for more than two decades. The organization was part of early work to introduce ONIX in...
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated BISAC Subject Headings Released »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has published the 2019 update to its book publishing subject codes, often referred...
Sunday, November 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New 979 ISBN Prefixes Expected in 2020 »
At a November 20 meeting of BISG's Metadata Committee , Bowker's John Purcell and Pat Payton provided an update on plans...
Sunday, November 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens Its Annual "State of the Supply Chain" Survey »
Today, BISG launched its annual  “State of the Supply Chain”  survey, designed to gather an industry-wide perspe...
Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Opens Call for Nominations for Its Board of Directors »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has opened a call for nominations to its governing Board of Directors. Nominations ar...
Friday, November 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Frankfurt Book Fair: The Olympics of Publishing »
Everyone I spoke to had some advice: wear comfortable shoes, drink Emergen-C and try not to get sick, take every opportuni...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Publishes Workflow White Paper »
Workflows make or break businesses across the book industry supply chain. In 2019, BISG created its Workflow Committee to...
Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exploring New Opportunities in Rights »
The Book Industry Study Group is always searching for new opportunities for the publishing supply chain, from standardizin...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's what makes "Concept to Consumer" different »
This event isn't like anything you or your colleagues have attended before, unless you joined us at its first incarnation...
Friday, August 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the BISG 2020 Content Calendar »
With only four months left in 2019, BISG is looking toward 2020, and we are proud to present our content calendar for the...
Friday, August 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Thema Can Be Used In Practice »
The first post in this series described the genesis of Thema and its basic structure of category codes, qualif...
Thursday, August 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Reaches Out »
You might picture BISG's dedicated staff hard at work in our Midtown offices, a stone's throw from the Empire State Buildi...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Honing in on Higher Ed »
Students know all the alternatives to shelling out hundreds of dollars on college textbooks. Visit a campus library and yo...
Sunday, July 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Don't Run Out Of Paper" »
In the mid-1980s, admittedly a while ago, my second job in publishing took me to Singapore . I moved there to oversee pri...
Thursday, July 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Great Events, Great Company »
While many across the publishing industry are busy enjoying summer Fridays and family vacations, BISG is already anticipat...
Thursday, June 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Highlights of BISG's POD Program »
Market Opportunities: On-Demand Printing was held on Thursday, June 6th at a community space in Midtown. The event feature...
Friday, June 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saying Thanks, But Not Farewell »
In 2017, BISG members approved a sweeping set of governance changes that among other things) established segment-specific...
Friday, June 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saying Thanks, But Not Farewell »
In 2017, BISG members approved a sweeping set of governance changes that among other things) established segment-specific...
Thursday, May 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Potential For On-Demand Printing »
On June 6, BISG is bringing five industry veterans together to talk about the potential for continued growth in on-demand...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help Us Develop BISG's 2020 Content Plan »
For the last three years, BISG has developed and delivered a regular schedule of webinars, two-hour in-person programs,...
Sunday, May 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Releases White Paper on Open Access Ebook Usage »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has published a white paper on “Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage”. The paper, co-a...
Sunday, April 28, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
The BISG Annual Meeting: Full Speed Ahead »
Last Friday, BISG hosted its 43rd Annual Meeting of Members, welcoming more than 200 registrants to the Harvard Club of Ne...
Monday, April 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Michael Tamblyn To Keynote BISG's Annual Meeting »
Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo, will deliver the keynote address at BISG’s Annual...
Sunday, March 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BIGNY, BISG Partner on Supply-Chain Capacity Conversation »
[After this post was written and published, the organizers (including BISG) elected to postpone the first meeting to May 1...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Announces Candidates For Its Board of Directors »
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is pleased to announce a slate of nominees for its Board of Directors. Candidates wer...
Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the BISG Annual Meeting Agenda »
Mark your calendars: the 2019 BISG Annual Meeting of Members is coming up on April 26th, and it's the biggest supply-c...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Making "Technology Confidential" Accessible For All »
BISG's broad membership stretches across the United States and includes several international organizations. This proves t...
Sunday, February 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Moving Metadata From “How” to “Why” »
At its January meeting, the BISG approved two new charters, one each for our Metadata and Workflow committees.  ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many Parts, But One Book Business »
Last week, I attended both Winter Institute 14 , hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the American Booksellers Associatio...
Friday, January 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innovating Across The Supply Chain »
In my third year in this role, I’ve learned it’s never too early to start planning an annual meeting. Today, we’re opening...
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remembering Robin Seaman »
  Robin Seaman was a valued BISG Member, leader, and friend. Today, Publishers Weekly circulated her obituary n...
Monday, January 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG in 2019: Building Supply-Chain Capacity »
Welcome to 2019! For the coming year, the Book Industry Study Group has developed a calendar that will foster the kinds...
Thursday, December 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BISG Announces 2018 Service Award Recipients »
New York, NY (December 6, 2018) – At its annual “Committee Town Hall”, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) today prese...

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