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Children's Books Marketing Classifications

"These codes are for marketing purposes only. They do not replace the BIC Subject Categories. Data collection agencies like BML and Nielsen BookScan can use these new codes to provide a breakdown of the different categories of children's books sales through the retail trade, to enable you to measure how different parts of your list are doing relative to each other and the size of your market share."

Thema

"Thema is intended for use by all parts of the book trade: unlike other book trade subject classifications, it aims to be globally applicable. And in contrast to various library classifications that are used internationally, it is tailored for commercial use within the trade. It is a flexible standard that allows each market to retain its unique cultural voice while still presenting a unified subject hierarchy that rationalises book classification.

BISAC Subject Headings

"The BISAC Subject Headings List, also known as the BISAC Subject Codes List, is a standard used by many companies throughout the supply chain to categorize books based on topical content. The Subject Heading applied to a book can determine where the work is shelved in a brick and mortar store or the genre(s) under which it can be searched for in an internal database."

Book Industry Communication Standard Subject Categories

"The BIC Standard Subject Categories & Qualifiers scheme is the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and other English language markets. Version 2.1 of the BIC scheme (BIC2.1) was released in December 2010. It updates and expands the previous Version 2.0. Note that all codes in BIC2.0 are included in BIC2.1 (although some headings have been modified, typically to update terminology or clarify scope)."

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