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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 2016

We're delighted to announce that, on Tuesday 6th September 2016, BIC's New Trends in Publishing Seminar will once again take place at the beautiful Stationers' Hall, London.

This year the topics covered at this seminar will include:

  • The Dynamic Book Supply Chain – Solutions for the 21st Century
  • Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty
  • Data Protection: Brexit and the GDPR
  • Nielsen Book's Metadata White Paper
  • Setting the World to Rights: Why Knowledge is Power (and Profit)

Further information about this seminar, including a full programme and speakers information sheet, can be found here.

Book your early bird ticket before Wednesday 3rd August 2016 for a discounted rate. NB the number of early bird tickets is limited so don't delay in booking yours.

Tickets for this event are sold on a first-to-register basis so, to ensure that you don't miss out, we recommend you secure your place as soon as possible using the following link: 


New Chair of the BIC Operational Board

On 14th July 2016, BIC announced that Ruth Jones has been appointed Chair of the BIC Operational Board, taking up the role when current Chair, Mark Majurey, steps down at the beginning of September 2016. 

Commercial Director & VP, Digital Publishing at Taylor & Francis Group, Mark Majurey, said: “It has been an honour and privilege to have served as BIC’s Chairman for the past five years. During that time BIC has helped its members continue to manage the physical supply chain as well as meeting the challenges of new digital developments within the industry. I am thrilled that BIC will continue under Ruth Jones’ stewardship as the new Chair and have no doubt it will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Read the full Press Release 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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