We’re delighted to report that, on Tuesday 6th September 2016, BIC’s New Trends in Publishing Seminar took place at the beautiful Stationers’ Hall, London – a great space to contemplate the future of the book industry and network with colleagues and other BIC members.

This event was kindly sponsored by the following organisations:

This year the topics covered at this seminar included:

  • The Dynamic Book Supply Chain – Solutions for the 21st Century
  • Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty
  • Data Protection: Brexit and the GDPR
  • Nielsen Book’s Metadata White Paper
  • Setting the World to Rights: Why Knowledge is Power (and Profit)

Our speakers included:

  • Andre Breedt, Director of Book Research International, Nielsen Book
  • Florin Craciun, Head of Sales, Ingenta
  • Ruth Jones, Publisher Business Development, Ingram Content Group
  • Karina Luke, Executive Director, BIC
  • Richard Orme, Chief Executive, DAISY Consortium
  • Natalie Smith, Associate. Harbottle & Lewis 

Click here to see a full programme for the day.

For further information about our speakers, click here. 

See the slides from this year’s presentations by clicking here.

Photographs taken on the day can be found at the bottom of this webpage.


Nielsen Book is a leading provider of search, discovery, commerce, consumer research and retail sales analysis services globally.

Nielsen runs the Registration Agencies (ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland, ISTC), provides search and discovery products through its Nielsen Book Discovery product range including BookData; electronic trading via Nielsen Book Commerce including BookNet and PubEasy services; retail sales analysis via Nielsen Book Research including BookScan and consumer research through its Books and Consumer Survey. Nielsen Book uses information from across the company to provide digital insights for clients.

Nielsen is a global market information and measurement company with market leading positions in consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement.


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Photographs from the BIC New Trends in Publishing Seminar 2016: