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’s Supply Chain Excellence Award Accreditation Scheme is now accepting applications for 2016!

This scheme enables book industry organisations to demonstrate the efficiency of their supply chains for physical and digital products. It is open to any organisation active in the book trade including distributors publishers, booksellers, wholesalers, and systems and service providers.

Applying to be accredited is free and open to BIC members and non-members alike. Has your organisation applied? DEADLINE for applications is Friday 4th March 2016.

Further information about the Accreditation Scheme can be found here:


NFC and the use of RFID in Libraries - Information for Librarians

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is now widely used in libraries for a whole range of activities from self-issue and return, security, stock management, sortation and more. So now is a good time to consider the possible impact of smartphones (and tablets)  on library systems using RFID.

What are the possible negative implications of this joining of technologies that library managers should be aware of, and what steps might mitigate any potential threat? This document seeks to answer these questions:

NFC and the use of RFID in Libraries - Information for Librarians

For information about the BIC Library Commitee, please go to the following link:


BIC Training Courses 2016

BIC's training programme - designed for publishing professionals and run by industry experts - is going from strength to strength. Now well-established in the trade, BIC courses are recognised for providing knowledge and learning in practices across the book supply chain, from metadata to eBook production, colour printing to Thema, shipping to ONIX & XML.

For further information about the satisfaction rating of BIC's training courses, please see our latest Press Release. For a full listing of BIC's live training courses at any time, please click here.

To find out more about all of BIC's Production courses, click here.
To find out more about all of BIC's other courses, click here.



18/09/2015BIC Seminar: New Trends in Publishing (part 2)

As promised last week, we’ll focus this time on the impact that New Trends in Publishing ( #bicnewtrends  ...

11/09/2015BIC Seminar: New Trends in Publishing

09/09/2015New Trends in Publishing Seminar 2015

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