San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
BIC Training Courses
Training for an empowered, informed supply chain
An Introduction to Production Training Course
Aimed at those new to book production, this course provides an interactive introduction to how books are made, looking at the whole process including repro, colour management, the different print and binding methods used within the book industry, and the language used to express it. It focuses on the role of production, how you can add value, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of the process.
This seminar-based course focuses on the practical application of knowledge, delegates will hear first-hand from industry experts on a broad range of subjects and learn how to apply this knowledge in their day-to-day role.
All of our courses are designed in conjunction with a group of Production Directors from leading houses so that they focus on what you need to know. Each course contains a formal assessment recognised by many of the UK’s publishing houses.
To ensure that you get the most out of the course we limit the group to 10 people.
The course will provide you with the tools to be proactive in your role, better express your requirements, and solve or even prevent problems efficiently.
You will learn about:
- The publishing business model and how you can affect its profitability
- Where you fit into the business and how you can influence it
- About Pre-press and how decisions made at this point can impact the print cost and the quality of the finished book
- The different print methods, when to use them and how to choose the right one for your book
- The different papers available and how they can impact the cost and look of your book
- The different binding methods, their pros and cons and the impact they have on design
- The cover finishes available, their uses and limitations
- How a book gets to the customer
- How to select a supplier and request a quote
- What to consider when scheduling a book
- How to solve problems at each stage of the process
To read the course outline click here.
Please note: travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.
Heather O'Connell, Bluebird Consulting
Heather is a Print Production professional with more than 20 years' experience in publishing. She has worked at companies large and small and was Production Director of Penguin Publishing and Harper Collins. In 2010 she retrained as a coach and uses those skills along with her knowledge of the industry in her work as she now works as a consultant and trainer to print and publishing. Read more about BIC's trainers here.
Faber Creative Spaces
74-77 Great Russell Street
Located on the fourth floor of Faber. Each Faber Creative Space comes with excellent technical facilities, including WiFi and audio-visual equipment.The intimacy of the Academy Space, with its archive of reference, fiction and poetry books and decor that nods to Faber’s history, is perfect for creative meetings, training sessions and away days.
Faber Creative Spaces are accessible via excellent transport links and a lift to the fourth floor.
A password will be provided on the day to delegates.
ON THE DAY
All of BIC’s full day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch.
Tube/ Rail station:
Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square
London City Airport – 9 miles, ca 20 min by car
Heathrow – 20miles, ca 30 min by car
Luton – 33 miles, ca 50 min by car
Stansted – 36 miles, ca 50 min by car
Gatwick – 32 miles, ca 60 min by car
Bloomsbury Square Carpark (approx 3 min walk)
Conquer Publishing Discoverability with BIC
BookMachine have teamed up with BIC to make sure that everyone who takes a BIC training course can be discovered quickly on BookMachine Connect. The courses are taught by experts in their field and teach all the core skills that those working in the publishing supply chain need to make a success of their careers. Find out more here: http://www.bic.org.uk/143/Conquer-Publishing-Discoverability-with-BIC/
Discounted rates apply to BIC members only.
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Book Industry Communication
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 best practice, standard processes and procedures. We have excellent relationships with all major standards bodies and we work closely with the Book Industry Study Group in the US.
BIC unites all sectors of the publishing industry, so whether you're a publisher, on-line retailer, "bricks & mortar" retailer, distributor, library (academic or public), wholesaler, digital partner, literary agent, conversion house, or any combination of these, we're here for you. We offer a "one stop shop" experience, impartial advice and support on anything & everything related to the Supply Chain (digital and/or physical) and we always love to hear from our members...and anyone who might like to become a member. Your feedback is invaluable to us.
We want to hear your ideas, what you're working on, what's challenging you right now, and what changes/developments/projects etc you think the industry might benefit from - so that we can work on your behalf to deliver solutions.
Finally, as an FYI: without neglecting the printed book world, BIC will now be focussing an increasing amount of its energy on work in the Digital Supply Chain.
Digital & Physical Supply Chain, EDI/e-commerce, Metadata optimisation, Training courses, Industry Accreditation Schemes, Product Identifiers/Bar codes/ISBNs etc..., ONIX, Bibliographic standards, RFID, BIC Codes, Web Services, Addressing industry needs, Best practice