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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 Building a Better Business Seminar at London Book Fair 2019

Thursday 14th March 2019
The Club Room, National Hall Gallery, Olympia


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Since 1999, BIC's annual supply chain seminar at LBF has provided both national and international representatives of the book industry, and members of the public, with an opportunity to meet and exchange views and information on all aspects of the supply chain. 

This year's seminar - Building a Better Business - will take place on Thursday 14th March 2019, 10am-12:30pm, in The Club Room, Olympia. Visit the LBF event page here

Join us in this two and a half 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.

Read the programme for this event, here

Information about our speakers can be found here

Please note: this seminar is FREE to attend for both BIC Members and Non-Members alike (providing you've already registered for your ticket to attend LBF on the day of the event, of course). 


BIC Weights & Dimensions Best Practice Guidelines document

We're delighted to announce the publication of the BIC Weights & Dimensions Best Practice Guidelines document.

In 2018, the BIC Weights & Dimensions Task & Finish Working Group (T&FWG) led a project to identify the criteria for best practice in this area. This Group was disbanded in December 2018, following the completion of the project, and its output can be found on the following dedicated webpage: 


BIC's ONIX Survey Report 2018 - available now!

We're delighted to announce the publication of the BIC ONIX Survey Report 2018.

In early 2018, BIC issued a survey for all stakeholder organisations in the UK book industry that either send or receive (or both) data via ONIX to complete; this survey was open to ONIX 2.1 and ONIX 3.0 users alike. The responses received have helped BIC to gain an informed understanding of how and where the ONIX 3.0 standard is being adopted, what (as applicable) the obstacles to implementation are, what benefits organisations have derived from implementing ONIX 3.0 and so on.

In line with the BIC Privacy Policy, to obtain a copy of the BIC ONIX Survey Report 2018 (free of charge), please register here.



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