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 Webinar, July 2016

In collaboration with Bowker, BIC is running a series of webinars focussing on the subject of “You and Your ONIX Provider – Forming a Successful Partnership”.  

The first webinar will be held on Friday 8th July 4pm UK time.

BIC will repeat this session, with different speakers, in late July and again in early September.

Further information, including a speakers information sheet, can be found here:


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


BIC's suite of Training Courses for 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 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.



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