Article Category - "Standards"


Independent Articles
Renée Register & Thad McIlroy, February 2013
Metadata Musts »

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2013 by Renée Register and Thad McIlroy Today’s independent publishers have two big reasons for getting metadata right and distributing it early in the publishing cycle. For one thing, full and accurate metadata is essential for e-commerce; without it, a book is much less likely to be found, to create a buzz, and …

Andre Breedt and David Walter, April 2012
The Link Between Metadata and Sales »

Perhaps more than any other industry the book trade is reliant on sharing product data in order to function efficiently. With the massive variety of products available the ISBN has been central to the industry for generations, and attaching accurate and appropriate information to the ISBN has become essential for identifying products both for trading …

Jan Nathan, PMA, December 1996
Building a Community … At What Expense? »

A few weeks ago there was a discussion on the PMA-L listserv site which caused me to reflect upon a process that has been developing over the past few years … bookstores becoming more than places of sales, but becoming actual community gathering spots where people linger, read, chat, and eat. On the surface, this …

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