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BizSum (Business Book Summaries) FAQs

Q. How do I search Business Book Summaries?

Users can search or browse the site for summaries of interest.

To search for summaries, enter your search terms in the Find field in the upper right corner of the page. Select a title from the list that appears or press the Enter key to view a full result list.

To browse for summaries, click on a category in the column on the left or click the appropriate links to view New Titles, Audio Summaries, or Collections.

To view a screenshot of Business Book Summaries, click the thumbnail below.

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Q. How do I print a Business Book Summary?

When viewing a summary’s Detailed Record or the HTML version of the summary, click the Print icon in the Tools column on the right. If you are viewing the PDF version of the summary, click the Printer icon in the Adobe Reader toolbar.

Q. Can I listen to audio versions of reviews in MP3 format?

If the summary you have selected features the text Available in Audio, that review can be listened to in an audio version. Simply click View Summary and then click the Audio Summary link found in the left column.

Q. As a member of an institution, how do I create a personal Business Book Summaries account?

To create a personal account, institutional members must first be logged in with their institution’s credentials. Then, click the create a personal account link found in the Forum area or under the Comments area of any Business Book Summary. Fill out the form and click the Create New Account button. The account information will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided.

Q. Can I post messages that other members of my institution can read?

If you are a member of an Institutional subscription, you can post messages on the forum for your colleagues to read and comment on. You must be logged into your personal account in order to post messages on the forum. Once logged in with a personal account, you can Post a new Forum topic or comment on existing topics.

Q. Can I post comments on summaries for other members of my institution to read?

If you are a member of an institution, you can post comments on summaries that colleagues can read and also comment on. At the bottom of a summary result, click the Add Comment link to post your comment. You must be logged into your personal account in order to post comments.

Q. How often is Business Book Summaries updated?

The Business Book Summaries site is updated daily.

Q. How can I view PDFs from on my Android device?

In order to view PDFs from on your android device, you must email the PDF to yourself from the mobile interface and then open it from the email within your device.

Individual Summary Purchase

Q. How do I access a summary I’ve purchased?

If you have purchased an individual summary, visit the BizSum website and login using the username and password created at the time of the purchase. Navigate to the summary using the search box. If you are logged into the site, the orange button that once said “Buy Summary” should now read “View Summary.” When you click on the button, a popup window will appear with a PDF icon and audio icon (when available) on the left hand side of the page. Click the PDF icon to view the summary.

Subscription FAQs

Q. Do I have to be a subscriber to purchase Business Book Summaries?

No. If you are not a subscriber, summaries can be purchased for $9.95 each by clicking the Buy Summary link for your chosen review.

Q. How do I subscribe to Business Book Summaries as an individual user?

There are several subscription options for individual users. If you would like to subscribe to Business Book Summaries as an individual user, please see this page:

Q. How do I subscribe to Business Book Summaries as an institution?

If you would like an institutional subscription to Business Book Summaries, please call 978-356-6500 ext. 2218 to speak to a sales representative.

Q. What is the difference between the Individual and Institutional subscriptions?

In addition to viewing Book Summaries in HTML, PDF and Audio formats, Institutional subscribers have the ability to:

  • Add a company logo at the top of their Company’s BBS homepage.

  • Create an institutional member account.

  • Post messages on internal forums (with member account).

  • View a reading list created by their institution’s administrator.

  • Post comments on book titles that can be viewed by other members of their institution via the Add New Comment link. (with member account)