Introduction to the Book Trade

Welsh Books Council

Introduction to the Book Trade

The aim of the publication 'Introduction to the Book Trade' by Peter Kilborn and Simon Edwards, produced by BIC [Book Industry Communication], is to provide valuable information and advice about existing structures and systems currently in use within the book trade to companies and organisations planning to begin trading in the book industry in the UK. Hopefully the document will discourage newcomers to the industry from designing and implementing unneccessary new processes as alternatives to current solutions. Amongst the topics covered by the document are: Profiles of the industry and the role of BIC; Identifiers and bar codes; EDI and systems; Product data and the role of Nielsen Book; Batch.co.uk and batch returns.

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Date last updated: 21 Jun 2013