The Book Industry Strategy Group believes that this vision can be achieved by a strategy to transform the book industry. This strategy would be implemented over the next three to five years, and would be embedded in a process of continual review and renewal.
The transformation strategy requires the industry to recognise its competitive advantages and seize its opportunities for growth, innovation, investment and increased efficiency. Specific actions will be required to improve supply chain efficiency, encourage industry investment, develop industry skills, encourage creativity and develop new markets.
To achieve the industry vision by 2020, the Book Industry Strategy Group has made a suite of recommendations aimed at integrating the book supply chain, enhancing competitiveness in the global book market, improving supply chain efficiencies, rewarding creativity, supporting the business environment and supporting Australian culture. These recommendations have been grouped into six themes that reflect the areas of core focus. A detailed discussion on the rationale supporting the BISG recommendations begins on page 50 of this report.