Latest BIC Bite Clarifies When to Assign New ISBNs

Latest BIC Bite Clarifies When to Assign New ISBNs

If you or your colleagues have ever been unsure when to assign a new ISBN, or what the rules are, then our recently published BIC Bite has the answers. It’s a short paper written by industry experts from our membership and offers guidance and advice with real-world examples. You can find it in the Resource…

‘BIC In Practice’: Physical Supply Chain

‘BIC In Practice’: Physical Supply Chain

Our ‘BIC In Practice’ focus for March is the Physical Supply Chain. The physical supply chain has continually evolved over its long history in the book industry. The pace of that change has accelerated rapidly since the pandemic and combined with a focus on making environmentally conscious decisions means that effective standards and best practices…

BIC In Practice: Libraries

BIC In Practice: Libraries

The Library sector forms an integral part of the book industry. BIC’s work in this area supports this vital resource, enabling access to books freely and equally to readers across the country.

BIC In Practice: Digital Supply Chain

BIC In Practice: Digital Supply Chain

A relative newcomer in comparison to the long evolution of the physical supply chain, effective standards and best practices are particularly crucial in this area to ensure industry organisations have the tools required to create and maintain a consistent and adaptable digital supply chain. 

Introducing BIC: In Practice

Introducing BIC: In Practice

BIC: In Practice is an information series, drawing together BIC’s vast array of work across the book supply chain into six key focus areas: Greening the Supply Chain, Data & Classification, Physical Supply Chain, Digital Supply Chain, Libraries and Business. Under these umbrella areas, we will outline and signpost all of the projects, collaborations, benefits,…

BIC’s Environmental Accreditation Badges and Standards Map is live!

BIC’s Environmental Accreditation Badges and Standards Map is live!

Introduction In pursuit of a more sustainable future, industries are increasingly seeking ways to incorporate environmental and social responsibility into their operations. The book industry is no exception, and the BIC Environmental Accreditation Badges and Standards Map aims to make progress in this area. Developed as part of the BIC Green Supply Chain Committee Work…

What is the Digital Audiobook Supply Chain Best Practice Project?

What is the Digital Audiobook Supply Chain Best Practice Project?

By addressing the challenges outlined in the Digital Audio Supply Chain Mapping Report, this project seeks to streamline processes, align standards, and enhance the overall consumer experience. 

Focus on: Thema

Focus on: Thema

Thema is a multilingual subject category scheme designed for organisations in all sectors of the global book publishing business. It enhances merchandising, discoverability and potential sales of books by simplifying the communication of accurate and detailed subject information across international markets.

Creating a green supply chain

Creating a green supply chain

The most significant changes in the book industry can be made to help organisations lower their carbon footprints and become greener through the supply chain. Our promise is to commit to championing the green agenda and to provide organisations with the tools and resources to help them make their supply chains greener and more sustainable.