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Books publishing standards

Find out more about our collaboration with leading publishing partners and memberships below.

Logo: BIC.

Book Industry Communication (BIC)

BIC is the book industry's independent supply chain organization, committed to improving the efficiency of the trade and library supply chains, reducing cost and automating processes.

BIC is committed to creating an efficient supply chain for both physical and digital products in the trade and library sectors, working with all the relevant stakeholders to eliminate wasteful and time-consuming practices and implement solutions acceptable to all. BIC works to create and promote standards for the trading and discovery of digital content; and has taken a leadership role in bringing together all sides of the industry to discuss and resolve issues in the digital supply chain in the areas of metadata, identifiers and sales reporting.

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Logo: IPG.

Independent Publishers Guild (IPG)

The IPG helps publishers to do better business and become part of a real community – somewhere they can find advice, benefits and information. They give independent companies the support they need to get the most out of publishing and keep their businesses growing.

The IPG represent publishers of all shapes and sizes – from one-person operations to medium sized companies to international heavyweights. One of the most impressive things about the independent publishing community is its willingness to share its expertise, and new joiners get access to a mine of knowledge and experience, from both their fellow members and the IPG's own Board of Directors.

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Logo: BooksOniX


Starting off as a bibliographic database to disseminate data in ONIX format, and building on 30 years of experience of creating software solutions for the publishing industry, BooksoniX has grown into a publishing solution for publishers, distributors, and sales agents around the world. It has many features created with proven, industry standard tools, and where there are none available they create their own.

BooksoniX was launched in 2007 and has emerged as the leading ONIX solution in the Cloud. BooksoniX is a single point of data entry to give book titles the best visibility in the marketplace. Once data is in BooksoniX, it is available for many other purposes than just dissemination including marketing materials, spreadsheets, websites, e-mail alerts, and much more.

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