UEP BIC Product Data Excellence Plus Award
Date: Monday 13th November 2017
We are delighted to announce the University of Exeter Press has received an award under the Book Industry Communications (BIC) accreditation scheme.
We have received a BIC Product Data Excellence Plus Award, awarded for outstanding performance, recognising the efforts that we make to ensure that the information we provide about our books is timely and accurate. Good quality information about our books makes it easier for book buyers to discover and choose our books, and helps our authors to reach their audience.
The award panel commended UEP for our commitment to improving our data and also for our excellent statistics. We are very proud to be one of the 20 publishers who currently hold a BIC Excellence Plus Award.
We are also very grateful for the support of our partners including NBN International, Nielsen Book and Stison – thank you!
Launched in 2010, the Product Data Excellence Awards scheme is designed to encourage publishers to appreciate the contribution made by accurate and timely product data to their sales; to enable them to demonstrate their commitment to making that data available in the supply chain; and to enable them to benchmark their performance against their competitors.
The scheme is open to publishing companies or divisions of publishing groups where a stand-alone system of product data provision is in place, and will be judged on the combined performance standards of publishers and their distributors.
The scheme offers three levels of award, which recognise the issues individual publishers face and the increasing complexity of maintaining and transmitting product information: the BIC Basic award; the BIC Excellence award; and the BIC Excellence Plus award for outstanding performance.
You can read more about the awards and see the current list of award holders here