Out of Print Best Practice (OPBP) Working Group 

This project was launched in March 2021 and was charged with agreeing, documenting and promoting best practice for the treatment of out of print (OP) products f or all organisations in the book industry. The resulting Out of Print Best Practice Guidelines covers all areas of the supply chain (physical and digital). As such the guidelines are not issued solely with publishers in mind, but also include best practice for data aggregators, retailers, service providers, distributors and so on.

The project group was made up of BIC member volunteers from across the industry and was led by BIC consultant Peter Mathews.  

View the project brief and the Out Of Print Best Practice Guidelines.

Please contact us if you require any further information.