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 Building a Better Business Seminar at London Book Fair 2018

Since 1999, BIC's annual supply chain seminar at the London Book Fair has provided both national and international representatives of the book industry, and members of the public, with an opportunity to meet and exchange views and information on all aspects of the supply chain. In 2017, this Seminar attracted 149 attendees from 18 countries, across 103 organisations!

View the draft programme for this year's seminar, here.

Find out more about this event by clicking on the link, below.

We're exhibiting at London Book Fair. Visit us at stand: 4A05


BIC Acquisitions & Divestments Best Practice Guidelines - available now!

We're delighted to announce that the BIC Acquisitions & Divestments Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Products has now been published. This document is designed to offer guidance and advice on the communication of changes of ownership via acquisition, divestment or merger. An accompanying document, “Mergers and Acquisitions: an Introduction to the Role of your Legal Team” - which has been kindly written by Harbottle & Lewis LLP - covers the key preliminary legal work areas. Both document are available on the BIC website, here.


BIC Training Programme for 2018

In accordance with the publication of the BIC Training Course Brochure for 2018, we are delighted to confirm BIC's training programme for for 2018. View an electronic copy of the 2018 brochure, here.

Find out more about all of BIC's training courses, including those which are yet to be rescheduled for 2018, by clicking on the following link...



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