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  • publishers
  • Trade and professional associations such as the Association of American Publishers, the American Booksellers Association, the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association have all been long standing active members of BISG. (wikipedia.org)
  • In conjunction with other organizations, BISG has produced reports on African-American book buyers, small and independent book publishers, and the state of used book sales in the U.S. Through BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications), BISG has been involved with technological advances such as bar codes and electronic business communications formats. (wikipedia.org)
  • elementary
  • Among these are studies of paper availability, book distribution, elementary/high school adoptions, printing capacity cycles, book sales through non-traditional book markets, consumer book buying habits and an informational guide to the top 50 relevant corporate and community sponsored education programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • provide
  • A wide array of committees, interest groups, and taskforces provide an ongoing platform for the advancement of book industry issues and standards within BISG. (wikipedia.org)
  • small
  • Once begun, this small group invited others to join in sponsoring a seminal study of book industry information needs on which a future program could be based. (wikipedia.org)
  • similar
  • The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is a U.S. trade association for policy, technical standards and research related to books and similar products. (wikipedia.org)
  • needs
  • BISG was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in February 1976 and its Report on Book Industry Information Needs was completed and published in April 1976. (wikipedia.org)
  • Institute
  • The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) began at the annual conference of the Book Manufacturers Institute in November 1975. (wikipedia.org)