End of last week the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented its 2019 Service Awards at the Annual Committee Town Hall held in Manhattan.  These honors recognize volunteers who’ve demonstrated exceptional dedication in advancing the work of committees.

David Hetherington (knk Business Software), who also serves as Secretary of the BISG Board of Directors, received the Community Builder Award, which recognizes a volunteer who has worked to create a productive and diverse community in committees, working groups, or the BISG membership as a whole. In presenting the award, Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of BISG said, “David is always thinking about programming that would benefit the industry, volunteering ideas, time, participation, and sponsorship throughout. If you aren’t currently part of the organization, chances are pretty good that he has written you more than once to come to an event, listen in on a committee call, and join the conversation.  He has been a tireless advocate for membership in BISG.”

In advance of the awards ceremony, O’Leary said, “The book industry moves forward through the collective actions of people working across the supply chain. Many noteworthy initiatives have been seeded and developed by BISG committee volunteers. They think entrepreneurially and know how to execute. Putting the spotlight on a few unsung heroes of the supply chain, who truly deserve it, is something I’m proud to do.”

About knk: 

The knk Group has about 450 customers in the publishing industry all over North America, Europe and Asia.

Expanding its international footprint knk opened its dedicated US office in 2013 and its UK office in January 2018 and its office in France the same year. In April 2018 knk expanded its operations with the acquisition of Bradbury Phillips International Ltd, the most established provider of Rights and Royalty software for Publishers and Literary Agents.

knk develops and distributes knkPublishing – the only Microsoft certified publishing software in the world. It complements the range of services provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365 with publishing-specific functionality for book, magazine, and specialist publishers and is based on the latest web and BI technology. The software can be used in the Azure cloud as well as on-premise and can either be perpetually licensed or rented via subscription. In addition, the knk Group offers CRM, Customer Engagement and Marketing Automation solutions dedicated to meet the publishing and media industry’s needs.

Another brand that is part of the knk Group is muellerPrange and its publishing solution “VM Verlagsmanager”- the market leading advertising, subscription and circulation management software in Germany.