The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2019, LBF took place in March at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry. LBF is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. It brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets.

In 2019, LBF took place on:
Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th March 2019
Olympia, West London

BIC exhibited at stand: 4B02

BIC’s Building a Better Business Seminar at LBF 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 – took place on Thursday 14th March 2019, 10am-12:30pm, in The Club Room. Visit the LBF event page here

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Please note: this seminar was free to attend for both BIC Members and Non-Members alike (providing delegates had already registered for their ticket to attend LBF on the day of the event). 

View the programme here.

Find out more about our speakers here.

The slideshows from the BIC Building a Better Business Seminar 2019’s presentations can be viewed here: 

Inclusivity, Diversity & Metadata by Chris Saynor, EDItEUR and Andrew Isabirye, Penguin Random House

Implementing Accessibility by Sarah Hilderley & Dave Gunn, Inclusive Publishing

ISNI: Managing Identities by Tim Devenport, ISNI International Agency & Andrew MacEwan, The British Library

Metadata In The Age of Social Media by Stephen Long, Nielsen Book (NB: this presentation was provided by Jo Shaw on the day due to unforeseen circumstances)

The BIC Metadata Map Project by Peter Mathews, Project Lead 

The Secret Lifecycle of eBooks by John Bell, HarperCollins Publishers & Ruth Jones, Ingram Content Group

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A word about our sponsor:

Nielsen Book is a leading provider of search, discovery, commerce, consumer research and retail sales analysis services internationally. Nielsen Book runs the Registration Agencies (ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland), provides search and discovery products through its Nielsen Book Data product range, electronic trading via Nielsen BookNet and PubEasy services, retail sales analysis via Nielsen BookScan and consumer research through its Books and Consumer Survey and e-book sales through PubTrack Digital.

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