About BIC

 

About BIC

Who are we?

Our Vision

What do we do?

How do I Join BIC?

 

Who are we?

 Established in 1991, BIC is a not for profit, neutral organisation with a unique position of trust across the book industry, facilitating UK & Global industry wide collaboration to reach agreement on dependable standards in the supply chain.

BIC is a membership organisation at the heart of the book industry working on behalf of and in partnership with its diverse membership body.

BIC is its members!

BIC was founded by The Publisher's Association, The Booksellers Association, The British Library and CILIP (The Library and Information Association). 

 

Our Vision

"We make the UK book supply chain more efficient by developing standards and encouraging their adoption.  We define best practice and connect experts and stakeholders to enable innovation."

BIC ‘Book Economics' helps members to become more efficient, save money and become more sustainable.  The heart and lifeblood of business is the supply chain.  To be in the book industry is to be in the supply chain.

BIC has a unique position of trust spanning almost all aspects of the life of content:

  • Metadata
  • Book classification
  • Production
  • Sales
  • Distribution
  • Pallet sizes
  • Printing

 

 What do we do?

BIC (Book Industry Communication Ltd) is the cornerstone of the book industry, creating standards, delivering best practice and improving margin for our members.

BIC through its membership supports its members with expertise and being there for the trade as a whole to positively contribute across a range of initiatives that businesses need to consider including

  • Supply chain efficiency
  • Product information
  • Discoverability
  • E-commerce
  • Tradability
  • Development and promotion of standards for print and digital content
  • Accreditation
  • Green supply chain and sustainability


How do I Join BIC?

See why organisations from all areas of the book industry Join BIC here.

Contact our Director of Strategic Partnerships for more information here info@bic.org.uk