Events and Presentations

London Book Fair 2014

The London Book Fair are delighted to be partnering with BIC at the fair in 2014.

Don't forget the new show days, fair now takes place on Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th April 2014, at Earl's Court, London.

Join LBF in PS@Tech, their dedicated area for all those involved in publishing supply chain services.

LBF do have some availability left for companies who might like to exhibit, 60% of LBF attendees have a direct interest in publishing services and solutions so LBF really is the best place to meet clients old and new.

New for 2014, make sure you stop for a drink that the PS bar, powered by BIC and don't forget the BIC Supply Chain Seminar which returns, once again, on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 9.30am. 

To find out more or book a stand at LBF visit

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global maketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, tv, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world's premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2014, the 43rd Fair, will take place from Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10th April 2014, Earls Court, London.

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BIC Bash 2014

On 25th February 2014, we will be hosting our first networking-only event, exclusively for BIC members. Providing ample opportunities to meet, chat and share ideas/thoughts, it should be a fun and productive evening.

It's free to attend, but registration is needed as spaces are limited.
Find out more about the event and how to book your ticket here

We look forward to seeing you!

This event is kindly sponsored by:
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Magzter is the world's fastest growing digital magazine and book store with over 17 million customers worldwide.

Magzter partners with over 1000 publishers globally, to make magazines and ebooks available for sale on Apple, Google Play, Windows 8, Kindle Fire, Amazon App Store, HuaWei App Store, and online at

Magzter makes it easy for customers to buy and enjoy reading on any device and any platform, offering "in app purchase", quick and easy download, and access to purchases on up to 5 devices.

To find out more and become part of the success story, contact Marzia Ghiselli, our London based, Director of content acquisition for ebooks.


RIBA, London, Wednesday 20th June 2012, 2pm-5.15pm

Sponsored by The Carrot Group

Andy Davis (Legal Deposit and Digital Acquisitions) and Nick Townend (Head of Digital Operations) from The British Library
David Smith
(Distribution Director) from Macmillan Distribution
Vicky Hartley
(Marketing Director and Head of Digital) from Duncan Baird Publishers
Matteo Berlucchi
(CEO) from Anobii,
Martyn Daniels
, Digital Executive and Change Agent
Hamish Brocklebank
, (Co-Founder) from Flooved.
Pete Osborne, RNIB

Will Atkinson,
(Digital Sales and Marketing Director) from Faber & Faber

Check out the full programme

Find out more about the speakers here:

Metadata - your New Sales Rep!
Presentation given at the Independent Publishers Guild Digital Quarterly Meeting
May 2012

This page also contains presentations from other recent BIC run seminars.
Use the links below to jump to the sections:

LBF Supply Chain Seminar
Wednesday 18 April 2012

New Trends 2011
Tuesday 28 June 2011

LBF Supply Chain Seminar
Wednesday 13 April 2011

Confronting the realities of digital change
Tuesday 30 November 2010

The International Standard Text Code
Friday 2 July 2010

New Trends in the Supply Chain
Monday 7 June 2010

Facing the Challenge of Digital Change
Thursday 3 December 2009

LBF Supply Chain Seminar 2012

Wednesday 18 April 2012


Managing Digital Creativity
Dan Franklin, Digital Publisher, Random House

IBIC: What is it and What Problems Will it Solve?
Howard Willows, Chair of the IBIC Steering Committee
Jesus Peraita, DILVE

The Global Customer: a Total Cost of Ownership View
David Hetherington, VP Academic/Educational Merchandising & Digital Print, Baker & Taylor

The Challenge of Digital; the Impact of Change
Peter Kilborn, Book Industry Consultant

Does Metadata Grow Sales? The Facts
Jonathan Nowell, President, Nielsen Book

A New Agenda for BIC
Karina Luke, Executive Director, BIC

Seminar: New Trends 2011

Tuesday 28 June 2011


Book distribution in a changing world (and text)
Sheila Bounford, NBN International

Accessible publishing: accessible to all
Sarah Hilderley, EDItEUR

Standardising digital information flows
Ruth Jones, Ingram

EPUB 3: its impact on the e-book market
Peter Rogers, Aptara

Global subject categories and digital discovery
Howard Willows, Nielsen Book

What availability means (and why it doesn't mean what you might think!)
Gabrielle Wallington, Waterstone's

Getting the balance right: the challenge for BIC
Peter Kilborn, BIC

LBF Supply Chain Seminar 2011

Wednesday 13 April 2011


Understanding plate tectonics in the US book industry
Scott Lubeck, Book Industry Study Group (to follow)

Using technology to protect the future of public libraries
Martin Palmer, Essex Libraries

RFID in the supply chain: opportunities and lessons
Lou Peragallo, John Wiley & Sons

The EU digital supply chain: success and challenges in e-book retail
Michael Tamblyn, Kobo

Maximising the potential of systems integration
David Smith, Macmillan Distribution

Identifying e-books: issues and options
Stella Griffiths, International ISBN Agency

Understanding the digital consumer
Jo Henry, Book Marketing

Seminar: Confronting the realities of digital change

Tuesday 30 November 2010


The digital landscape in 2011 and beyond
George Walkley, Hachette UK

Legal minefields - 'agency model' and territoriality
Eddie Powell, Fladgate

Beyond e-books: enhancing digital content
Peter Collingridge, Enhanced Editions

A framework for standards in digital rights
Mark Bide, EDItEUR

Legal deposit and the implications for non-print publishing
Andrew Davis and Richard Gibby, The British Library

Discovering books in the digital age
Michael Bhaskar, Profile Books

Seminar: The International Standard Text Code

Friday 2 July 2010 


The Benefits of ISTC: How the ISTC can help you and your supply chain partners and customers...

Discover your products
Aimi Macdonald, Nielsen Book

Analyse your sales and circulation
Jeremy Neate, Nielsen Book

Archive your publications
Claire Caulfield, British Library

The Practice of ISTC

What the ISTC is, what it is not
Michael Holdsworth

I'm convinced, now what?
Julian Sowa, International ISTC Agency/Nielsen Book

Lessons Learned from Early Implementation 
Graham Bell, EDItEUR

Seminar: New Trends in the Supply Chain

Monday 7 June 2010 


The impact of digital on traditional transaction workflows
Andrew May Miller, Macmillan

Preparing for real time transactions
John Garrould, Bertrams

New bar codes, new opportunities
Peter Hicks, Axicon

Trading with supermarkets and non-book retailers
Paul Kaye, Freeway Commerce

Pressures to identify and manage individual printings
Philip Miles, Cambridge University Press

Latest developments in supply chain standards
Tim Brown, GS1 UK

How BIC should respond to the changing environment
Peter Kilborn, BIC

Facing the challenge of digital change

Thursday 3 December 2009


Digital books: locked, loaned or open?
Adam Hodgkin, ExactEditions

The Google settlement: an update
Michael Healy, Book Rights Registry

Smartphones as reading devices
Gurvinder Batra, Kiwitech Corporation         

A legal view of territorial rights in digital publishing
Hugh Jones, Publishers Association

.ePub: a first step
Herve Essa, Jouve Group 

ISTC: a work in progress
Michael Holdsworth