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BISAC Subject Headings: Standards Basics for the 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:

BISAC Subject Headings: Standards Basics for the Independent Publishers is the 1st 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:

— How to select the right BISAC code
— Why a standard code list is important
— How retailers use the BISAC code system
— Practical guidance to help your book get discovered by readers

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:

photonotavailableConnie Harbison has been involved in the book industry for over 25 years, starting as a trade book buyer in one of Barnes & Noble’s college bookstores. She was with RR Bowker for 13 years, working with data integration and quality. For the past 9 years, Connie has worked as Director of Quality Assurance for Baker & Taylor. She has served as Chairman of the BISAC Subject Committee for the past 10 years. Connie holds a MA in English Literature from The Catholic University of America and a MLS degree from Rutgers University.

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