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BSU-144 ISBNs and Metadata


BSU-144 ISBNs and Metadata

This class will describe the critical issues surrounding ISBNs, metadata, & Bowker services. Clarifying and improving your book's information in Bowker's Books in Print can help sell more books. Learn how, and much more, here.

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Help readers, buyers, & librarians find your book with a computer.

Started by Brad Poulson Aug 8, 2011. 0 Replies

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has four terrific webcast recordings that will teach you how to get information about your eBook or print book into more computer searches that correspond to your…Continue

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Sell More Books through Better Metadata, Part 1

Started by Scott Flora. Last reply by Carla King Jul 31, 2011. 1 Reply

Sell More Books through Better Metadata, Part 1 You can use your metadata to sell more books. It's a proven fact that when buyers get the full story about your book, they are more likely to buy a…Continue

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Comment by Scott Flora on June 15, 2011 at 4:34pm

eBooks and Metadata Article

According to Bowker, eBooks leave "publishers with a lot more to identify with ebooks than the print standbys of hardcover and paperback."

An article from December 2010 on the Bowker website states "Further complications stem from publishers using varying metadata practices.  The official position of the ISBN Agency is that “Publications need separate ISBNs if anyone in the supply chain needs to identify them separately”, which some publishers follow exactly and others choose to adjust to suit their business needs."

Learn more about eBooks and metadata in this article at:




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