'Significant' piracy problem explored at New York's BISG

'Significant' piracy problem explored at New York's BISG

The best thing about the Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting in New York last Friday (27th April) was that despite sluggish trade sales and challenges facing the business – from old problems roaring back, like returns and piracy, to that new mystery, blockchain technology – there was nevertheless a core of optimism about the industry, and about BISG’s role.

The 175 people (up by 40) attending were proof that in the 18 months since executive director Brian O’Leary arrived, the organization has turned itself around from crisis, at a time when it’s more important than ever to get all s...

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