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BIC membership: shaping the future health and prosperity of the book industry – UK, Ireland and beyond

BIC membership: shaping the future health and prosperity of the book industry – UK, Ireland and beyond

Whatever our routes into the book industry, many of us are driven by a genuine love of books, reading and learning. It’s what contributes to an industry with a real sense of community, many friendships amongst the working relationships and a shared purpose – to sustain the health and future prosperity of the industry.

Focus on a Resilient and Timely Supply Chain for the Future

During these strange times many people in the book industry have one earnest desire, and that is to return to normality or something akin to daily life before COVID19. Although the government is taking steps to lift restrictions on business and leisure activities, we should be honest enough to recognise that normality as we knew…

Building a Greener Business – BIC’s Webinar held 12th March 2020

BIC’s Director of Marketing Strategy provides an overview of this seminar-turned-webinar. The cancellation of LBF 20 did not deter BIC who were due to run a seminar on Building a Greener Business on March 12. Upon receiving the sad news of the cancellation, the BIC team leapt into action to reschedule the already popular event…

BIC Webinar – How the Trade is getting Greener

PRH, Hachette, Waterstones and others contribute to LBF event, transferred online The Book Industry Communication (BIC) seminar Building a Greener Business, due to have taken place at the London Book Fair on the morning of Thursday 12th March 2020, was quickly and successfully convened as an online seminar instead, with the same speakers and programme….

Stronger Together …

.. I’m not talking about the book by Hilary Clinton here, instead this was the title of the recent BIC Breakfast on Acquisitions and Divestments in the Book Industry. This event aimed to demystify the process by which one organisation’s assets are transferred to another company, and it did this by providing a high-level overview…

Improving discoverability of inclusive and diverse books on the menu at BIC Breakfast

The latest BIC Breakfast, sponsored by Penguin Random House (PRH) and held at the Poetry Café in London yesterday, looked at changing Thema codes to boost discoverability of inclusive and diverse books. Andrew Isabirye, a Data Scientist at PRH, revealed the work that the company has been doing to address this issue by investigating how the Thema codes could…

BIC Breakfast: Towards a Greener Book Industry

In the UK we are becoming increasingly concerned about climate change and more and more of us are thinking about how we might take some responsibility for making our world greener. I attended the BIC (Book Industry Communication) Breakfast to hear about what’s happening in the publishing industry.Carnstone’s Book Chain Project speakers outlined how they’ve…