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2021 Events

2021 London Book Fair — BIC webinar sessions

The book industry’s supply chain issues are international in scope. Responding to the challenges requires an appreciation of the connection between supply chain partners. To be successful we believe publishers must think globally but act locally.

The video we are sharing here was presented at the 2021 London Book Fair and offers insights from four experienced supply chain managers – two from the United Kingdom and two from the United States. If you have any questions about any of the material presented or we can answer any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to contact David Hetherington at

We have also attached collateral material presented during the LBF session that you may find of value:   LBF SCM Presentation.



Covid 19 has confronted the book publishing industry with a myriad of changes and challenges – with the traditional industry supply chain placed under extraordinary pressure.

While we are surely emerging from the worst of the pandemic, key elements of the book industry’s supply chain continue to face difficulties including dramatic increases in the cost of both ocean freight and domestic shipping, capacity constraints, and extended delivery schedules.

Books International’s David Hetherington served as a panelist on a July 6, 2021 webinar sponsored by the Book Industry Study Group on the industry’s freight and shipping challenges and offered a range of supply chain strategies for coping with these extraordinary times.

We encourage you to view the video and the attached presentation and of course, welcome any questions you may have.

Other Events

  • Pub West Annual Conference / February 2 – 4 / Virtual Conference
  • PCPA Spring Conference / April 15 – 16 / Virtual Conference
  • World Book Day / April 21
  • ECPA Leadership Summit / May 4 – 5 / Virtual Conference
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting / May 24 – 27 / Virtual Conference
  • Bologna Book Fair / June 14 – 17 / Physical Conference / Bologna
  • Association of University Presses Annual Meeting / June 7 – 18 / Virtual Conference
  • London Book Fair / June 29 – July 01 / Physical Conference / London
  • Digital Book World West / July 12 – 14 / Physical Conference / Seattle
  • Digital Book World East / September 13 – 15 / Physical Conference / Memphis
  • ALSP Virtual Conference / September 15 – 17 / Virtual Conference
  • ECPA C-Suite Symposium / September 19 – 21 / Physical Conference / Tucson
  • University Press Week / November


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