Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 233–239 | Cite as

Experimentation and Innovation in U.S. Publishing Today: Findings from the Book Industry Study Group

  • Michael Healy
Original Paper


In February 2008 the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) conducted a survey of U.S. publishers to determine the extent of technology-driven innovation and experimentation. The survey findings were published alongside a set of 10 case studies in May 2008 as “From experimentation to innovation in the digital age—case studies from the North American Book Industry 2008”. This article, written by Michael Healy, Executive Director of the BISG, summarizes the circumstances that led to the survey and shares the key findings.


BISG Book industry study group Digital publishing Electronic publishing Experimentation Innovation Publishing U.S. publishing 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Book Industry Study GroupNew YorkUSA

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