BIC Breakfasts 2017
Since 2013, BIC has run a series of informal, monthly breakfast sessions to provide an opportunity for anyone (BIC members and non-members alike) to discuss publishing, book supply chain issues, successes, and challenges of interest or concern within the book industry. Industry experts are invited along to these BIC Breakfasts to share insights and swap ideas.
The sessions cover a specifc topic each time and are a great place to network and share experiences / contacts with the rest of the book industry and other industries too.
Each session will focus on one of the following supply chain areas:
THE JANUARY 2017 BREAKFAST SESSION
The BIC Product Data Excellence Award (PDEA) Accreditation Scheme and the Importance of Metadata for Discovery and Sales in a Digital Age
In 2012, Nielsen Book’s White Paper: The Link Between Metadata & Sales demonstrated the benefits of providing complete, appropriate and timely metadata on book sales. The long-awaited revision of this notable report: The Importance of Metadata for Discoverability and Sales will be published in early 2017 and BIC is one of the key sponsors of this report. The BIC Product Data Excellence Award (PDEA) Accreditation Scheme underpins the provision and dissemination of complete, timely and appropriate metadata in the book supply chain.
This BIC Breakfast will demonstrate how discoverability and sales are both positively impacted by complete, appropriate and timely metadata, and will provide a brief introduction to BIC’s PDEA Accreditation Scheme. We will hear from Clive Herbert, Head of Publisher Services at Nielsen Book Discovery, about the key benefits of supplying metadata and its relation to the improved discoverability of your books. Karina Luke, Executive Director of BIC, will explain how the BIC PDEA Accreditation Scheme can help publishers improve their data quality for the benefit of their trade customers and consumers, and what gaining an award on this Scheme demonstrates to your trading partners. Mark Scott, Sales Director of Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP), will talk about the PDEA Accreditation Scheme’s application process and what it feels like to gain an award.
All publishers, large and small, are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about the benefits of good, timely and comprehensive metadata and how that aids discoverability in this digital age.
Karina Luke, Executive Director, BIC
Clive Herbert, Head of Publisher Services, Nielsen Book Discovery
Karina Luke, Executive Director, BIC
Mark Scott, Sales Director, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis.
If for any reason you are unable to attend this event or the event is sold-out, please be aware that it is now possible to watch our BIC Breakfasts via Twitter. Simply go to @BIC1UK, look out for a tweet from our account (which will be sent at approximately 9:25am on the date of the event) and click on the link provided in this tweet which will redirect you to Periscope in order to watch the event live!
Also, if you are not able to attend this event but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK (before or during the event) or contact Alaina-Marie Basett on email@example.com (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.
Food and beverages will be provided during the event. Please contact Alaina-Marie (whose email address can be found above) if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Tickets are FREE for BIC members but you will need to register on this page.
There is a nominal charge for non-member tickets.
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A WORD ABOUT OUR SPONSOR...
Nielsen Book is the leading information and research company in the book industry. Its portfolio includes: business Intelligence, consumer research, discovery and commerce solutions. Nielsen Book provides unique identifiers; comprehensive, enriched bibliographic data; integrated services for book selection, electronic ordering and business messaging; it measures and analyses print and digital book sales and provides consumer research on purchasing behaviour and collects library borrowing data for UK public libraries.
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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