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Nine New Metadata Fields Added to IngramSpark »

(BLOG POST) by Angela Bole — We all know the more metadata fields you provide, the more you improve your book’s discoverability. This is why the IBPA office was pleased to learn that IngramSpark, a long time member benefit provider, rolled out nine new metadata fields in August 2015. Here is the current list of …

Now Available: BISG’s ONIX 3.0 Implementation Grid »

(NEWS) The Book Industry Study Group publishes a guide to the adoption of ONIX 3.0 in the U.S. publishing industry To aid book metadata senders and receivers who need information on their trading partners’ ONIX 3.0 implementation status and plans, BISG has compiled a document showing the U.S. publishing industry’s current level of ONIX 3.0 …

The Wonderful Approval Plan »

(BLOG POST) By Jonathan Perry — Here is a 30-second reminder about some of the book world’s quietest and most loyal customers: library approval plans. Libraries collect books. Collection management is a complicated and time-consuming process. Many libraries set up “approval plans” that are basically …

ONIX Explained in One Easy Page »

(BLOG POST) By Jonathan Perry — (This post originally published at Jared & Perry Metadata. Used with permission.) One can’t go very long in the book industry without reading the term “ONIX.” Yes, it has a lot of details, but the high-level view is extremely simple, and you need to know it. Here we go: …

Some Notable New BISAC Subjects – Military Families, PTSD and Real Life »

(BLOG POST) By Jonathan Perry, Jared & Perry There are 75 new BISAC subjects this year, every one the result of much work by your peers on the Book Industry Study Group’s (BISG’s) BISAC Subject Codes Committee. Every code is important in some way or …

Reminder! The Newest BISAC Subject Headings Version has Arrived »

(BLOG POST) By Jonathan Perry, Jared & Perry If I said to you, “it’s that time of year again,” you might eagerly exclaim “Wow! This year’s version of the BISAC Subject Headings have been published!” Well, maybe not; I’m a-thinkin’ you have other things on …

Want to Sell More Books? It can be as simple as…. »

Want to sell more books? It can be as simple as making sure that all the information that accompanies your books is correct. That information is called “metadata” and it simply means the ISBN number, the table of contents, the format (paper, hardback, audio, e, etc.), the number of pages—in short, anything that describes your title. If all the components of your title description are correct, your title can be discovered by readers.

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