Reidy talks data at Book Industry Study Group

Reidy talks data at Book Industry Study Group

Data: how it’s changing the business and how we deal with it, was the theme running through the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) annual meeting last Friday (18th September).

Simon & Schuster c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy began a strong keynote by declaring, “It’s staggering what we know, but the more we know, the more we have to learn.”

Barnes & Noble director of vendor and product compliance Nanette Delumpa-Roach spoke about data “pain points” identified in a BISG survey and separately by B&N’s own research. These include, via BISG’s survey, an inability to forecast demand and lack of standards i...

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