Channel conflict and POD discussed at New York's BISG meeting

Channel conflict and POD discussed at New York's BISG meeting

“What a difference a year makes,” said Book Industry Study Group (BISG) chair Maureen McMahon, president of Kaplan Publishing, convening its annual general meeting (a.g.m.) in New York on 25th September. The umbrella organisation had been deeply in the red – $239,000 in the 2015 fiscal year – and worried about its future.

Now executive director Brian O’Leary, 12 months into the job, has with the board helped stem that red tide – full year projection for 2017 is $65,000 in the black. The staff has slimmed down, and so will the board in mid-2018.  An upbeat meeting was anchored in four panel...

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