View the programme here
Find out about the speakers here

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation on the sales and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets.

LBF2014, the 43rd Fair, will take place from Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 April 2014, Earl’s Court, London.

BIC members are entitled to a 50% discount on LBF fair entry tickets. 
Dedicated link for booking these tickets can be found here.

CALL FOR PAPERS (is now closed)

London Book Fair April 2014

BIC Supply Chain Seminar 2014. Thursday 10th April 2014, 9.30am-12.30pm, at the London Book Fair

Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA

The BIC Supply Chain Seminar will take place at the London Book Fair, in the iconic Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The Supply Chain Seminar has provided international representatives of industry and the public an annual opportunity to meet and exchange views and information on all aspects of the supply chain for the past fourteen years.

We invite your participation this year to present and share those invaluable experiences and insights that will enable BIC – and the industry at large – to respond to the changes and opportunities occurring in the book supply chain, continuing to maintain efficiency, and implementing standard processes and procedures where they are called for. This year we plan to include a panel discussion covering a range of topics with supply chain relevance and we would love to be able to share your knowledge at this event.  The call for papers is sounding out now!


Papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Self-publishing and Legacy Publishing
  • Metadata and Linked data
  • The challenges for libraries ahead, eLending etc.
  • The future of business models; digital, direct to consumer etc.
  • Rights, copyright, whose right is it anyway?
  • Printing, print-on-demand
  • Developing skillsets in the industry; how will and how must we change in the future?
  • Content – accessing it today and tomorrow; ebooks, devices and formats etc.


  • Each abstract submitted for consideration must be in English.
  • Applicants should intend to present their papers verbally at the Supply Chain Seminar, in English.
  • The abstract should succinctly describe the subject, substance, and practical application (if applicable) of the supply chain topic concerned.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
  • Applicants should indicate the topic they believe best represents their paper from the above list.
  • Once submitted, and if successful, the author gives BIC permission to share relevant content of their abstract with the public in order to market the Supply Chain Seminar.
  • Following the event permission will be granted to BIC to share final versions of speakers’ papers via the BIC website, and within other communications, following the event.
  • Final presentations must last between 15-20 minutes.
  • References to authors’ companies are permitted, however BIC will reject any submissions that constitute an overt ‘product pitch’, or demonstrate inappropriate professional bias.

How to Submit an Abstract

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically via email to by Friday 31st January 2014.

Download the application form here

  • All sections of the Abstract Electronic Submittal Form must be completed.