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BIC’s ‘New Trends in Publishing’ Seminar 2016

We were fortunate enough to attend a really interesting BIC event on New Trends in Publishing at Stationer’s Hall – great talks from Nielsen, DAISY, Ingrams, Ingenta, and Harbottle & Lewis on aspects covering consumer rights (with Brexit looming) to augmented reality, to the critical importance of accuracy when supplying metadata. We all know consumer…

BIC Seminar: New Trends in Publishing (part 2)

As promised last week, we’ll focus this time on the impact that New Trends in Publishing (#bicnewtrends @BIC1UK)  can have on production departments and suppliers such as printers. Mike Levaggi is Group Production Director at HarperCollins and he came to the BIC Seminar to tell us a bit more about the digital print revolution. Publishing is changing, I…

BIC Seminar: New Trends in Publishing

I was very pleased to attend the BIC Seminar about New Trends in Publishing last Wednesday (#bicnewtrends @BIC1UK). We were invited in the very impressive Stationers’ Hall to hear all about the latest trends in publishing and what we can expect for the future. Chris McCrudden (Head of Technology and New Media at Midas PR) and Jane Tappuni (Executive…

BIC’s An Introduction to Production Training Course

In my role as Reprint Controller for Macmillan Education I work on all production aspects of reprints for backlist titles. This involves preparing print specifications and sourcing cost estimates from suppliers. I was immediately excited about the prospect of ‘An Introduction to Production’ – the course outline comprehensively covered many aspects of Production I wished…

An Introduction to Production

I had been impatiently waiting for this training course to take place; I was very excited to learn as much as I could about book production. The description promised to offer a comprehensive introduction to the most significant processes. By the end of the day, I indeed walked away much more knowledgeable. My personal experience…

Building a relevant book publishing industry for the future: Roles

Last week I posted some of my notes from a panel discussion on the subject of Building a relevant book industry for the future: Diversity, Content and Data at the BIC New Trends in Publishing seminar. Below is the second installment in this series of three blogs.  New roles and new skills Q: Despite how the industry…