Production for Non-Production People

Page last updated 19Th April 2022

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Purpose of the Course
Aimed at everyone who would like to gain an understanding of the book production process, this course helps delegates to understand the manufacturing processes, their limitations / constraints, as well as how to build communication and understanding between different departments. 

Benefits of Attending
The course will help delegates answer the eternal questions:

  • Why does it take that long and cost so much?
  • Why doesn’t the printed image look like my screen / print out?
  • What do production teams need to know?
  • Why do we use that paper / that provider?
  • Why do eBooks take so long to produce?

Course Level
No prior experience or knowledge in this field is necessary in order to attend.

Course Outline
This seminar-based course will cover the following topics:

  • Things to consider at the concept stage
  • Introduction to pre-press
  • Print
  • Paper, binding and cover finishes
  • Shipping and warehousing
  • The practicalities of production

Read the full course outline here.

The Trainer
Heather O‘Connell, Consultant. (Read about BIC Trainers, here).

Feedback for this Course
Read the feedback received from previous attendees of this course, here

Date & Frequency of this Course 
This course will be scheduled for 2023 as soon as possible; for the latest updates, email or join the BIC Training Course mailing list here

To register your interest in attending this course on an unspecified date in future, please see the 'Registration' section, below.

Course Location
Online / Virtual Training.

Course Length
This is a full day course which will be provided online, 9:30am-5pm (UK Time).

BIC Members £265 + VAT
Friends of BIC £315 + VAT
Non Members £360 + VAT

NB: Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.

Discounted rates apply to BIC members only. Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.

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For further information, please see the 'Frequency of this Course' section, above.

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