According to current figures (April 2016), there are only 15 UK publishers who are accredited by Book Industry Communication (BIC) with their Excellence Plus Award.
What does this mean? Quite simply, if your publishing company is not one of the 15, you're losing sales.
In the past few years Ward McCandlish has achieved a BIC accreditation for four client publishers.Of the publishers awarded the top accreditation, two are Ward McCandlish clients (Head of Zeus and Quercus).
Who are we?
Established in 2004, Ward McCandlish is a specialist information management company that collates and delivers client publishers' bibliographic data to data agencies and consumer websites.
We supply a cost-effective service that ensures our clients' bibliographic data meets the industry standards as set by BIC, meeting the requirements of booksellers and helping to increase the sales of our clients' titles.
Our clients range from smaller companies publishing two books a year to larger organisations publishing over 500 titles a year.
We've developed our own ONIX system, fully tested and approved by both Nielsen and Bowker. We now supply a regular ONIX data feed to Nielsen, Bowker, BDS, Amazon and Gardners. Our system also allows us to supply customised files for use on our clients' websites.
Based in Somerset, we have over 45 years combined experience in the UK book trade, both in publishing and bookselling.