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BIC’s An Introduction to Production Training Course

March 25 @ 09:30 - 17:00

£345 – £460

Ticket Information

TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE VAT
BIC Members  17 Mar 2020 £345.00 £22.92 £73.58
Friends of BIC  17 Mar 2020 £405.00 £26.82 £86.36
Non-Members  17 Mar 2020 £460.00 £30.39 £98.08

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.

All of BIC’s production courses are designed in conjunction with a panel of Production Directors from leading publishing houses to ensure that they focus on what you need to know. Each course contains a formal assessment recognised by many of the UK’s publishing houses.

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BIC’s An Introduction to Production Course 

Purpose of the Course
Aimed at those new to book production, this course provides an interactive introduction to how books are made, looking at the whole process including repro, colour management, the different print and binding methods within the book industry, and the language used. It focuses on the role of production, how individuals can add value to it, and how to avoid some of the potential pitfalls of the production process.

Benefits of Attending
Delegates will hear from an industry expert on a broad range of subjects and learn how to apply this knowledge in their day-to-day role. They will be provided with the tools to be proactive in their role, better express requirements, and solve or even prevent problems efficiently.

This course has a practical emphasis, ensuring that all theoretical elements are accompanied by a practical application. Where appropriate, each section will contain a problem-solving element to enable delegates to gain an understanding of the potential pitfalls, how to avoid them and how to spot them if they do occur.

To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 10.

Course Level
This course is aimed at those who are new to book production, those who have learnt ‘on the job’ and those who would like to work in this field. It will provide a deeper understanding of the techniques and processes involved in the production and manufacture of books.

Course Outline
The topics covered will include:

  • The publishing business model and how you can affect its profitability
  • Where production fits into the business and how you can influence it
  • Pre-press and how decisions made at this point can impact the print cost and the quality of the finished book
  • The different print methods, when to use them and how to choose the right one for your book
  • The different types of paper available and how they can impact the cost and look of your book
  • The different binding methods, their pros and cons, and the impact they have on design
  • The cover finishes available, their uses and limitations
  • How a book gets to the customer
  • How to select a supplier and request a quote
  • What to consider when scheduling a book
  • How to solve problems at each stage of the process

Read the full course outline here.

The Trainer

Heather O'Connell

Heather O’Connell

Consultant

Heather has more than 20 years’ experience in book publishing. Specialising in book production, she has held various positions including Production Director for Penguin UK and HarperCollins Publishers. Heather now runs a consultancy, using her passion for and knowledge of the industry to support a broad range of print and publishing clients and industry initiatives.

 

Feedback for this Course
To read our blogs about this course, written by some of our past attendees, please click here and here.

“I have been very impressed by how the course was run, the knoweldge of those running it and the careful and considered way the information was imparted […] A very good general overview. I would recommend it to all those starting in publishing.” – Helen Peatfield, HarperCollins Publishers

“This course has been very useful and well explained, and has added to my industry knowledge.” – Yasmine Aichaoui, Printondemand-Worldwide

 

Date & Frequency of this Course 
Wednesday 25th March 2020.
This course will run once in 2020.

Bespoke and In-House Training
BIC is committed to providing high quality, accessible training for the book industry. We are able to provide both bespoke courses and in-house training to suit your requirements. This courses is suitable for in-house training so please do contact us to request further information or to make a booking: info@bic.org.uk

Course Location
The Publishers Association, London.

Course Length
This is a full day course.

Prices
BIC Members £345 + VAT
Friends of BIC £405 + VAT
Non Members £460 + 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 info@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.

WiFi Access
A password will be provided on the day to delegates.

Travel Information
Tube / Rail station:
London Bridge, Borough, Southwark
www.tfl.gov.uk | www.nationalrail.co.uk

Airports:
London City Airport – 8 miles, ca 50 min by car
Heathrow – 30miles, ca 80 min by car
Luton – 35 miles, ca 80 min by car
Stansted – 40 miles, ca 70 min by car
Gatwick – 50 miles, ca 85 min by car

Car parks:
Great Suffolk Street Carpark (approx 7 min walk)
www.unioncarparks.co.uk

London Bridge Carpark (approx 10 min walk)
www.ncp.co.uk

 

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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:

www.bic.org.uk/143/Conquer-Publishing-Discoverability-with-BIC/ 

 

Course Cancellations

Please note: as we price our training courses so competitively, 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.

Refund Policy

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.

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
09:30 - 17:00
Cost:
£345 – £460
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bics-an-introduction-to-production-training-course-tickets-79143683889

Venue

The Publishers Association
50 Southwark Street
London , SE1 1UN
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