#BEA11: New Data Shows Growth Across the Publishing Industry

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented a new statistics report called BookStats, aimed at providing more complete data to the publishing industry. The aim of the report, according to Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks, will be to show “how publishers develop, repurpose and recast content.” The full report will …

Magic Seeds: The Art and Science of Book Discovery in Hollywood

In English Language, Resources by Peter Cook

“The deal-making process is far more fluid than many people realize,” says veteran books-to-film agent Jeff Aghassi. Read Part One of this article, in which ICM’s Josie Freedman and other Hollywood insiders talk about how they decide which books would make good movies. By Peter Cook “Because…essentially, anyone can publish these days, there is so much information out there that it …

Publishing’s Paper Problem and How to Future-Proof the Industry

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

There’s an urgent need for publishers to update legacy rights management and content creation systems, according to speakers at BISG’s “Making Information Pay” conference. By Charlotte Abbott Though the idea of publishing as a data-driven industry may still be anathema to its old guard, the Book Industry Study Group’s 8th annual Making Information Pay conference hammered home once again that …

What is the Key Problem for Publishing to Solve by 2020?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Publishing will look very different in ten years time, but there are problems we can anticipate — and solve — in advance. By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story discusses how the Book Industry Study Group works to improve the professional lives of those in the publishing industry and establish a set of standards and best practices. This Thursday, BISG is …

ISBNs and E-books: The Ongoing Dilemma

In Guest Contributors, Resources by Guest Contributor

• Should publishers assign a unique ISBN for each e-book format of each title they publish, and what are the implications either way? • There is no consensus of what is the best practice, but one thing is clear: you need to make the decision yourself and not leave it up to someone else. By Erik Christopher ST. CLOUD, MN: …