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’s Building a Better Business Seminar at London Book Fair 2016

This year's seminar is taking place on Thursday 14th April, 10am-12pm in The Dark Room, Olympia (Level 1, Grand Hall Gallery, beside the Media Centre). Visit the LBF event page, here.

Join us in this 2-hour session where you will hear from book industry experts on a variety of topics, all ultimately focussed on helping you build a more efficient business.  

To follow this event on Twitter or to tweet about it, please use #LBF16bbb

Please note: this seminar is free to attend whether you are a BIC Member or not!

Further information, including the final programme and a list of our speakers, can be found here:


BIC’s Supply Chain Excellence Award Accreditation Scheme is now accepting applications for 2016!

This scheme enables book industry organisations to demonstrate the efficiency of their supply chains for physical and digital products. It is open to any organisation active in the book trade including distributors publishers, booksellers, wholesalers, and systems and service providers.

Applying to be accredited is free and open to BIC members and non-members alike. Has your organisation applied? DEADLINE for applications is Friday 4th March 2016.

Further information about the Accreditation Scheme can be found here:


BIC Training Courses 2016

BIC's training programme - designed for publishing professionals and run by industry experts - is going from strength to strength. Now well-established in the trade, BIC courses are recognised for providing knowledge and learning in practices across the book supply chain, from metadata to eBook production, colour printing to Thema, shipping to ONIX & XML.

For further information about the satisfaction rating of BIC's training courses, please see our latest Press Release. For a full listing of BIC's live training courses at any time, please click here.

To find out more about all of BIC's Production courses, click here.
To find out more about all of BIC's other courses, click here.



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