Welcome to BIC

BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of standard processes and procedures.

What's New

BIC New Trends in Publishing Seminar 2017

We're delighted to announce that the BIC New Trends in Publishing Seminar 2017 will take place on Tuesday 5th September at the beautiful Stationers' Hall, London - a lovely venue to contemplate the future of the book industry and network with colleagues and other BIC members.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to hear from industry experts on the opportunities and challenges facing the book industry in the months and years ahead.

Click on the following link to see the draft programme for this Seminar and to find out about our speakers: http://www.bic.org.uk/160/New-Trends-2017/

Please note: Early Bird tickets are now available for this event - but only until Monday 7th August 2017 so get yours whilst you still can! Click here for tickets and further information:


BIC Realtime Implementation Guide - available now!

We're thrilled to say that the BIC Realtime API / web service Implementation Guide is now available. Get your copy by registering here: http://eepurl.com/b-dqZD

BIC Realtime establishes a set of standard messages to enable computers to communicate with each other via the internet in real-time, requesting information and receiving an immediate response. This is for virtually all book businesses which hold databases of information (e.g. distributors, wholesalers and data providers) which could be of use to their trading partners (e.g. booksellers). Find out more here: 


BIC’s Training Course Loyalty Scheme

Does your organisation regularly send delegates to attend BIC training courses? If so, this Loyalty Scheme has been set up with you in mind. We value your loyalty immensly so, to show our appreciation, BIC is now offering any organisation that books a place on any BIC training course the opportunity to receive 10% off the price of the next course they book (providing that the subsequent booking is placed within a 30-day period of the initial booking; NB the date of the course itself does not need to fall within this 30-day period).

For more information about this offer or to obtain your discount code, contact Alaina-Marie at: info@bic.org.uk



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