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BIC Breakfast, March 2017 - Territorial Sales Rights in Metadata: Rest Of the World (ROW) is Not Enough

Book Industry Communication

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 from 09:00 to 10:30 (BST)

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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:
- Physical
- Digital
- Data
- Libraries


Territorial Sales Rights in Metadata: Rest Of the World (ROW) is not enough

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Most often when publishers speak about ‘rights’ they are referring to publishing rights, i.e. the rights that a publisher acquires (directly or indirectly) from an author in order to sell a work. It is unlikely instead that they are referring to territorial sales / distribution rights, i.e. where the publisher chooses to / exercises the right to make a product available (to distributors, wholesalers and retailers). Although territorial sales rights derive from publishing rights, it is the former which is of fundamental importance with regards to metadata. A correctly expressed territorial sales rights data element will help ensure that your books are distributed / sold in the appropriate regions for the rights acquired.

The expression of territorial sales rights in metadata and the dissemination of this information are fundamental to the book industry supply chain however this process frequently causes issues for all stakeholders. The responsibility for supplying complete territorial sales rights, and expressing this information fully, in a consistent format, lies with publishers. ONIX for Books (particularly ONIX 3.0) helps publishers to fulfil this requirement, describing territorial sales rights in a detailed and structured way.

Attend this BIC Breakfast to learn how incorrect metadata for territorial sales rights can adversely affect your business, and the entirety of the book supply chain, including publishers, distributors and retailers. You will hear from a publisher, a retailer and an eBook distributor about the challenges of providing / ingesting / using this data, what best practice in this area constitutes and what can happen when incorrect information is delivered into the chain.



Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC


John Bell, Lead Analyst, Publishing Technology, HarperCollins Publishers

Lindsey Mooney, Content Lead, Kobo UK

Katherine Berners, Client Integration Specialist, Ingram Content Group



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 (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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Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience. Bowker, the US ISBN agency, manages UK bibliographic data and delivers a comprehensive UK data source to book information researchers and buyers.



Refund Policy

We ask that all Non-Members (i.e. those who will need to pay to attend this event) take a few moments to familiarise themselves with our refund policy. Refunds may be given as follows:

  • Up to 1 calendar month before the event: full refund
  • Less that 1 calendar month, but more than 1 calendar week before the event: 50% refund
  • Less than 1 calendar week before the event: no refund.

Please note: tickets are transferable within your organisation should you find that you are unable to attend.

Do you have questions about BIC Breakfast, March 2017 - Territorial Sales Rights in Metadata: Rest Of the World (ROW) is Not Enough? Contact Book Industry Communication

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EC4Y 8EN London
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 from 09:00 to 10:30 (BST)

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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


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