Welcome to BIC

BIC is an independent organisation set up and sponsored by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote supply chain efficiency in all sectors of the book world through e-commerce and the application of standard processes and procedures.

What's New

BIC Realtime Implementation Guide - available now!

We're thrilled to say that the BIC Realtime API / web service Implementation Guide is now available. Get your copy by registering here: http://eepurl.com/b-dqZD

BIC Realtime establishes a set of standard messages to enable computers to communicate with each other via the internet in real-time, requesting information and receiving an immediate response. This is for virtually all book businesses which hold databases of information (e.g. distributors, wholesalers and data providers) which could be of use to their trading partners (e.g. booksellers). Find out more here: 


BIC's Building a Better Business Seminar 2017

We are delighted to report that our Building a Better Business Seminar at London Book Fair 2017 was a huge success again this year. Visit the following page to find out more about the event, our presentation and speakers. You'll also be able to view a copy of our presentation slides and photos taken on the day.

BIC would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our speakers and our sponsor, Nielsen, for their involvement in this event. 


BIC’s Training Course Loyalty Scheme

Does your organisation regularly send delegates to attend BIC training courses? If so, this Loyalty Scheme has been set up with you in mind. We value your loyalty immensly so, to show our appreciation, BIC is now offering any organisation that books a place on any BIC training course the opportunity to receive 10% off the price of the next course they book (providing that the subsequent booking is placed within a 30-day period of the initial booking; NB the date of the course itself does not need to fall within this 30-day period).

For more information about this offer or to obtain your discount code, contact Alaina-Marie at: info@bic.org.uk



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