November 24, 2015

Slide Presentation: Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Executive Director Shares Ebook Adoption Statistics

On Friday afternoon, Len Vlahos, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), spoke about and shared ebook adoption statistics during the NISO/BISG 8th Annual Forum at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

NISO is the National Information Standards Organization.

Here’s how the presentation was described on the agenda webpage:

What can sales data tell us about e-book adoption and digital reading habits? This presentation will take a close look at book industry statistics from the publisher’s perspective, identifying trends related to global e-book adoption, and answering questions about where digital reading is going, to help publishers and libraries prepare for the future.

The slide deck from the presentation, “Where Digital is Going? E-book adoption by the numbers” is now available online and includes a number of useful charts.

Note: The 2014 NISO/BISG Annual Forum featured five more interesting presentations each deserving of a post.  We’re planning to share the embed the slides in separate posts over the next few days. If you want to take a look now, here are links to each slide deck:
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