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 2018

We're delighted to inform you that, on Tuesday 4th September 2018 (9:30am-1pm), the BIC New Trends in Publishing Seminar is coming to the The Stationers' HallLondon once again - a great space to contemplate the future of the book industry and network with colleagues and other BIC members.

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

Find out more about this popular event by clicking here.

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. 


BIC Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA)

We're delighted to announce the launch of the BIC Technology Excellence in Libraries Award (TEiLA) Accreditation Scheme! TEiLA is a new accreditation scheme designed by BIC for libraries and their suppliers which encourages and rewards libraries for their adoption of best practice and industry standards, and their investment in beneficial technologies. Find out more about the Scheme, including how and why your organisation should apply, here.

NB: if your organisation previously obtained a BIC e4Libraries award, the TEiLA Transition Schedule will be of particular interest to you. Find out when your organisation should apply for TEiLA Accreditation in 2018/19, here.


BIC's Revision of the Book Industry Returns Initiative (IRI) - documentation available now!

We're delighted to announce that the revised BIC IRI Rule Book plus other accompanying documents - including An Introduction to IRI for Booksellers, Distributors & Publishers and a document detailing the Benefits of IRI - have now been published.

IRI is a cross-industry agreement designed to reduce the cost of returns processing. As such, these documents are designed to offer guidance on, and encourage the adoption of, IRI. All the documents are available on the BIC website, here.



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