BISG

E-Book Sales Up 43 Percent From Last Year

By libertyc
May 15, 2013 // 2 Comments

The numbers of e-books sold every year continues to rise, and publishers are making more money from them, too. Data from the annual BookStats study released by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group on Wednesday May 15 showed 457 million e-books were sold last [...]

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Appoints New Executive Director

By Dan Eldridge
April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Independent Book Publishers Association yesterday announced that it has selected Angela Bole, currently the deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, as the association’s next executive director. Bole will be replacing Florrie Binford Kichler, who will be retiring from [...]

Study shows tablets continue to overtake e-readers

By libertyc
April 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

My e-reader sits on the bookshelf, dust growing on it every day. My Nook Simple Touch used to be one of my favorite gadgets—I carried it everywhere, even just to sneak a couple of pages here and there. I’ve replaced my e-reader with a tablet. I ordered a Nexus 7 last July (a birthday present) [...]

Bowker Research Shows Australia is a Global Leader in E-Book Adoption

By Paul Biba
May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release by the Book Industry Study Group: …The Global eBook Monitor finds that men are slightly more likely to have engaged with the digital book market than women. The 18-24 age group leads in use, just a little ahead of those aged 25-34. However, that may change shortly. [...]

Ebook consumers preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly, says BISG

By Paul Biba
May 1, 2012 // 10 Comments

From the press release.  I should note that Book Industry Study Group surveys are pretty rigorous in their methedology: E-book consumers’ preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly as dedicated e-readers drop in popularity, according to the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s [...]

College Faculty Continue Their Love Affair with Print Textbooks, says New BISG Study

By Paul Biba
April 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the press release: Research finds overwhelming percentage of faculty feel students need texts to succeedÂ… and they prefer them in print New York, NY (April 18, 2012) — A first ever survey of college faculty perceptions toward classroom materials found that professors continue to [...]

Ebook consumers increase their purchases of both print and ebooks, says survey

By Paul Biba
February 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the press release of a survey conducted by the Book Industry Study Group: E-book consumers are increasing their purchase of books — both print and e-book formats — online and especially through in-app purchasing, and decreasing their use of brick-and-mortar stores, according to the [...]

BISG releases policy statement on assigning ISBNs to digital products

By libertyc
December 9, 2011 // 1 Comment

This is an important matter that has created quite a bit of controversy in the industry.  From the press release: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement detailing best practices for assigning ISBNs to digital products. Developed over the past [...]

Book Industry Study Group completes Volume 2 of their survey: lots of juicy information

By libertyc
November 9, 2011 // 1 Comment

From the press release (blockquotes omitted): E-book sales can be expected to continue growing as readers show increased loyalty to and satisfaction with the digital format, according to Book Industry Study Group’s (BISG) closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey. [...]

BISG – The usability of EPUB 3.0, with Brett Sandusky and Jeff Olson

By libertyc
September 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Brett Sandusky is Director of Product Innovation, Kaplan Publishing.  Jeff Olson is Vice President of Research, Kaplan Test Prep. Partnered with IDPF in EPUB 3 pilot working group. Sandusky: project is to produce to mini ebook editions, 2 to 3 chapters -of MBA Fundamentals: Accounting and Finance [...]

BISG – The Size and Shape of U.S. Publishing, with Kelly Gallagher

By libertyc
September 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Kelly Gallagher is Vice President of Publishing Services, RR Bowker. BookStats guiding principles: solid methodology, broad participation, flexible & trendable data set and tools.  Long term, trustworthy approach to getting numbers.  Looks at industry from perspective of category, format and [...]

BISG – Supporting an industry in transformation, with Len Vlahos, Executive Director, BISG

By libertyc
September 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

What’s coming down the road. Opportunities:  sales are up,  BISG book stats now give the best picture of the industry.  Trade books grew 5%, professional books 6% and Higher ed sales 12%.  Ebook sales are moving fataster than light.  In ebooks, the number of titles acquired for fee is [...]

BISG – Year in Review, with Dominique Raccah, Chair, BISG Board of Directors

By libertyc
September 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dominique Raccah is President & CEO of Sourcebooks, Inc. Are an industry in transformation.  The transformation of the book is taking place right now – the most important transformation in our lifetimes.  Never has there been a bigger need for information and understanding best [...]

BISG – Keynote – Introducing World Book Night, with Madeline McIntosh

By libertyc
September 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Madeline McIntosh is President of Sales, Operations & Digital, Random House World Book Night – doesn’t exist yet, but it will.  Will be April 23, 2012,  World Book Day this already exists, especially overseas.  In UK it was transformed to World Book Night, where gave away 1 [...]

BISG – Latest ebook consumer and college student buying trends, with Steve Paxhia

By libertyc
September 19, 2011 // 1 Comment

Steve Paxhia is President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions. Surveyed 6.000 participants. Most important features of consumer market: affordable, readable, portable, acquisition and speed.  Good news is that studies show that people are reading more, but it doesn’t mean that they are reading [...]

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