The Book Industry Study Group announced a new research initiative to study subscription models of selling published content. BISG has contracted with Ted Hill of THA Consulting working with Emilie Delquie of Publishers Communications Group, a division of Publishing Technology, to conduct a research study to identify the various business models employed by digital content subscription services in the U.S.

A report of the findings will be published in summer 2014, with preliminary findings presented at BISG’s Making Information Pay Conference at IDPF’s Digital Book 2014 at BEA.

Safari Books Online has joined as the lead Sponsor for the survey, and other sponsors include Wiley, the American Library Association, and Sally Dedecker Enterprises. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanette Zwart at