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Metadata: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers

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A recorded version of this session is available through IBPA’s institution on OpenLearning.com. IBPA members can login to OpenLearning here to access it.

About the series:

Metadata: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers is the 3rd webinar in a 3-part webinar series entitled “Standards Basics for Independent Publishers.”

Series summary: As an independent or small publisher, you know that sales of your book depend on using the right BISAC code and formatting the other book information so that your cover, description, and complete publication details show up correctly on retailer websites. Do you ever wonder how to best meet these book industry standards?

BISG and IBPA will guide you through the most important of them in three webcasts intended to help ensure your books reach more readers more quickly. Each webcast is taught by a publishing industry expert who has worked with a major publishing organization and has been an active member of the BISG committee that developed the standard in question.

During this webinar, you will learn:
  • Practical guidance covering the essentials of metadata and working with your retail partners. A book with complete data can sell almost 300% better than a book with missing information.
  • The best practices for writing, formatting, and transmitting metadata to ensure your book data is complete, timely, and accurate.

Here is the complete “Standards Basics for Independent Publishers” webinar series:

Webinar 1: BISAC Subject Headings: Standards Basics for the Independent Publishers
Webinar 2: ISBN’s and Identifiers: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers
Webinar 3: Metadata: Standards Basics for Independent Publishers


About the presenter:

Bell_GrahamGraham Bell is focused on the continuing development and application of ONIX for Books, and on other EDItEUR standards for both the book and serials sectors. He joined EDItEUR in 2010. Graham previously worked for HarperCollins Publishers in the UK where most recently he was Head of Publishing Systems. He led the development of bibliographic and digital asset management systems, and was involved with the launches of many recent HarperCollins digital initiatives including e-audio, e-books and print-on-demand programs. He has over a decade of experience with ONIX for Books. Prior to HarperCollins, he worked as an editor and in IT roles within the magazine industry with Redwood Publishing and BBC Magazines.

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