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Connie Harbison, January/February 2019
Updates to the BISAC Subject Headings »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 by Connie Harbison, Director of Quality Assurance at Baker & Taylor and Chairman of the BISAC Subject Comittee — The 2018 edition brings 210 new headings, 90 literal changes, one reactivation, and eight inactivations. Near the end of every year, while many are looking forward to cooler weather and changing leaves, the …

Anne Kubek, July 2016
5 Ways to Make Your Metadata Work for You »

1. Refresh Metadata Regularly Develop a regular process for revitalizing your metadata by timing it around recurring events, such as the annual implementation of new Book Industry Standards and Communications (BISAC) codes from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) or seasonal promotions such as back-to-school campaigns. Prioritize your titles for review, starting with your frontlist, …

Jenny Bullough, May 2016
How to Update Book Metadata to Improve Discoverability »

PUBLISHED MAY 2016 by Jenny Bullough, Senior Digital Content Strategist, Cineplex Entertainment Conventional wisdom has long held that your metadata—the information about your book—should be finalized as soon as possible in a book’s production cycle, sent to metadata recipients, and updated only if absolutely necessary. While it’s true that your critical points of metadata will …

Connie Harbison, March 2016
Top 10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 Edition of BISAC »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2016 by Connie Harbison, Chair, BISG BISAC Committee — The BISAC Subject Headings are an industry-approved list of terms used to describe the content of a book. They were developed to standardize the transfer of subject information between trading partners (e.g., publishers to data aggregators; data aggregators to customers; publishers to retailers). The …

David Wogahn, September 2013
Sell More E-Books by Using All Categories Each Bookseller Allows »

When people shop on the virtual shelves of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, or Kobo, chances are that they are looking for books within a specific category. Categories constitute one the most important metadata elements for every book, and using the appropriate categories is critical for discoverability of e-books in online stores. Because major online …

Angela Bole, March 2013
Using BISAC Subject Headings »

PUBLISHED MARCH 2013 by Angela Bole, Deputy Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group — Publishers need to be able to assign the correct BISAC Subject Heading (or more than one heading) to each book because organizations across the publishing supply chain use BISAC headings to determine where books are shelved in bricks-and-mortar stores and what …

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