Created by the book industry, for the book industry
For an empowered, informed supply chain
Established in 1991, BIC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation without commercial objective or emphasis. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the UK book industry to produce quality training courses that are created and delivered by expert, highly respected trainers on a wide range of supply chain topics. Being a not-for-profit organisation, BIC is able to offer all of its training at highly competitive rates. If there is a topic that you would like us to provide training on, that we do not provide at present, get in touch; we also welcome enquires about the provision of bespoke in-house courses.
BIC's eBook Creation: Advanced & Practical Training Course
Would you like to know what’s going on under the digital hood? Picking up where the BIC eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained training course left off, this course is a practical, hands-on look at the production of eBooks. It investigates the different platforms, creation methods and workflows, plus their application and the pros and cons of each.
To ensure that you get the most out of the day, we the number of attendees for this course to 10.
The course will provide you with the tools to brief suppliers well and to understand the overall mechanics of eBooks.
Using a combination of group exercises and technical hands-on demonstrations, this course will help you to understand the terminology and process of producing eBooks for all platforms. The course covers various production methods including working with conversion houses (be they typesetters, repro houses or XML project management organisations that provide your ePub file) so that your eBook expectations are met.
The following subject areas will be covered:
- The various stages involved in eBook production
- The elements of an ePub file
- How to think ‘digitally’
- What an enhanced eBook is
- How to place audio and video files in an eBook
- How to select the best format for your eBook
- How to create custom content for iPads
- How to add metadata to your eBook
- How to crack open an eBook file to add or correct content
- How to select the best source material for your eBook
- How to write clear specifications and brief suppliers by creating your perfect handover template
Read the full course outline here.
The course is aimed at those who would like a deeper understanding of the techniques and processes involved in the creation and production of eBooks, including the following:
- Those who are currently responsible for the production of eBooks as part of their workflow whether that be production teams, editors and designers or independents
- Self-Publishers and/or authors that would like to produce their own eBooks
- Librarians looking to help their patrons produce eBooks or add to the existing eBook content available in their library collections.
A small amount of knowledge of CSS, InDesign and XML is helpful but not essential.
Ken Jones is a publishing software expert with over ten years’ experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at Pearson and Penguin Group UK. Ken now specialises in writing applications for publishers and offering training and consultancy on print and digital publishing software and workflows.
Date & Frequency of this Course in 2017
Wednesday 8th November 2017.
This course will run once in 2017.
Interested in attending this event sooner? We will monitor interest in this course over the coming months and should enough delegates be identified, we may schedule a suitable date for all prior to November 2017. To find out more or to register your interest now, contact Alaina-Marie@bic.org.uk.
Ibis Styles, Borough Market, London.
This is a full day course.
BIC Members £315 + VAT
Friends of BIC £365 + VAT
Non Members £415 + VAT
NB: Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.
Discounted rates apply to BIC members only.
Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.
Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact Alaina-Marie@bic.org.uk. Please note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.
On the Day
All of BIC’s full-day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch.
Every delegate will be provided with a laptop on the day to carry out the various practical elements of this training course.
A password will be provided on the day to delegates.
Tube / Rail station:
London Bridge, Southwark
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London City Airport – 9 miles, ca 25 min by car
Heathrow – 30miles, ca 60 min by car
Luton – 40 miles, ca 75 min by car
Stansted – 38 miles, ca 60 min by car
Gatwick – 30 miles, ca 80 min by car
Southern Street Union Car Park (approx 2 min walk)
London Bridge Car Park (approx 11 min walk)
Did you know that the following organisation’s industry bursaries can be spent on our training courses? Further information can be found at the following addresses:
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/
Please note: as we price our training courses so keenly, the running of them is dependent on there being a set minimum number of delegates registered by the time the booking period ceases. For this reason, please be aware that unfortunately some courses may be cancelled if this requirement is not met. Should this happen, BIC will arrange for full refunds for all training courses booked. We will liaise with registered delegates at least 2 weeks prior to each course date regarding this. BIC apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please take a few moments to familiarise yourself with our refund policy:
Should you need to cancel your ticket, refunds may be given as follows:
- Up to 6 calendar weeks (i.e. 42 calendar days) before the event: full refund
- Less than 6 calendar weeks, but more than 2 calendar weeks (i.e. 14 days) before the event: 50% refund
- Less than 2 calendar weeks before the event: no refund.
If you (or a colleague in your place) do not attend the training course you have booked, no refund will be given.
Please note: Tickets are transferable within your organisation.
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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