BISAC Subject Headings: Standards Basics for the Independent Publishing Community, with Connie Harbison, Director of Quality Control, Baker & Taylor, April 2, 2014
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What are BISAC Subject Headings, and how can they help people find your book?

IBPA presents, in association with BISG, the first in a three-part series of webinars aimed at educating members of the independent publishing community about the core fundamentals of industry standards featuring experts in the field. In this installment, Connie Harbison, Director Quality Control at Baker & Taylor, will give a presentation about the 2013 BISAC Subject Headings — how they developed, who sets the standard, who uses them (and why!), and how they help to make your book more marketable and more discoverable.

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  • 1. Connie Harbison Chairperson BISAC Subject Committee Introduction to BISAC Subjects April 2, 2014
  • 2. BISAC What does BISAC stand for? Book Industry Standards And Communications
  • 3. BISG's Subject Codes Committee maintains the BISAC Subject Headings, Merchandising Themes, and Regional Themes, and provides guidance on the implementation and use of the lists by publishers, retailers, and other interested parties.
  • 4. • An industry-approved list of terms used to describe the content of a book. • 52 main subject areas: – e.g. Computers, Family & Relationships, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Nonfiction, Nature • Over 3,600 distinct terms. What are BISAC Subject Headings?
  • 5. • Developed to standardize electronic transfer of subject information. • First version issued in the 1990s: Why and When were they created? 1.0 (~1995) 2.0 (Nov 1997) 2.1 (May 1999) 2.2 (Jan 2000) 2.3 (May 2000) 2.4 (Jan 2001) 2.5 (July 2001) 2.6 (May 2002) 2.7 (June 2003) 2.8 (March 2004) 2.9 (May 2005) 2006 (Sept 2006) 2007 (Sept 2007) 2008 (Nov 2008) 2009 (Sept 2009) 2010 (Sept 2010) 2011 (Sept 2011) 2012 (Sept 2012) 2013 (Oct 2013)
  • 6. • To transmit subject information between trading partners using a consistent syntax. • To provide a common language for sales reporting. • As search terms in bibliographic databases. • As access points in online search (i.e., Online Discoverability). • As bricks-and-mortar shelving guides. How are they used?
  • 7. • Major businesses within the book industry, including: – Major retailers, especially those who sell online • B&N, Amazon – Data aggregators • Baker & Taylor, Bowker, Ingram – Increasing numbers of publishers – Wholesalers – Nielsen BookScan Who uses them?
  • 8. • B&T’s Collection Development department uses BISACs to create selection lists for libraries. • If a title is prepub and has no Dewey or LC information – BISAC is the only subject information we have. • Some libraries specify the inclusion or exclusion of specific subjects or genres. • An incorrect or general BISAC could result in shipping a library a book they do not want. Who else uses them? INCORRECT BOOKS = RETURNS
  • 9. What Do Headings Look Like? • 9-character alphanumeric code in the form AAA###### and a literal of the form SECTION NAME / Subheading (with further subheadings possible). – MAT002040 MATHEMATICS / Algebra / Intermediate – PET004010 PETS / Dogs / Breeds – TRV028000 TRAVEL / Cruises
  • 10. What Do Headings Look Like? • The first three characters of a code represent the section. – PET004010 PETS / Dogs / Breeds • The six numeric characters in the code are dumb numbers though they may appear hierarchical in some cases. • Codes are intended for EDI use; literals are intended for print/display purposes.
  • 11. Who Sets the Standard?
  • 12. Participating Companies
  • 13. How Are New Headings Created? • All requests received from within the industry are discussed and considered. – Note: Sometimes requests coming in are too vague to be discussed intelligently. – If you want to request a new heading – be clear! • When creating a new heading, the following factors are considered: – Are there over 100 unique titles published on this topic by different publishers; – Does an existing heading already exist that is similar and adequately covers the topic; – Does the requested subject describe a topic and not an author, language, audience, etc.; – Is the requested subject so broad that it does not fit in a single high level heading (e.g., “Women’s Issues”) (these would normally be rejected); – Is the requested subject so narrow that no other publisher would use it.
  • 14. How Often Are Headings Created? • Minor revisions to each section are made on an ongoing basis based on need and incoming requests. • Major revisions to each section are made on a cyclical basis. • New versions of the list are released on an annual basis. 1.0 (~1995) 2.0 (Nov 1997) 2.1 (May 1999) 2.2 (Jan 2000) 2.3 (May 2000) 2.4 (Jan 2001) 2.5 (July 2001) 2.6 (May 2002) 2.7 (June 2003) 2.8 (March 2004) 2.9 (May 2005) 2006 (Sept 2006) 2007 (Sept 2007) 2008 (Nov 2008) 2009 (Sept 2009) 2010 (Sept 2010) 2011 (Sept 2011) 2012 (Sept 2012) 2013 (est. Oct 2013) REMEMBER:
  • 15. How Are Headings Assigned? Determine main subject area. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Pick the term(s) within the main subject area that most closely fits the book’s content. Marriage Alternative Family Assign codes: FAM030000 and FAM006000 (REL046000 should only be tertiary heading) Kirkus Reviews A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a celebrity polygamist family. The authors, Kody Brown and his wives (Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn) tell their story sequentially, writing alternating chapters in each of the five parts. They begin with Kody's first (and only legal) marriage to Meri in 1990, and then describe how the couple brought the next two sister wives, Christine and Robyn into their family. . . Readers hoping to find out more about the Mormon faith in general will be disappointed. . .
  • 16. Helpful Hints… • If the title has numerous facets, it is recommended that the process be repeated for other relevant major sections. • If possible, do a keyword search against the entire subject list in order to identify all terms that may be appropriate. • If you cannot find a term for the narrowest subject, try to broaden the subject.
  • 17. More Helpful Hints… • Refer to usage notes found at the beginning of each major heading (see the BISG website). • Cross-references may point you to a similar or related subject. • When assigning multiple subjects, keep in mind logical guidelines and best practices.
  • 18. Usage Notes • Usage Notes: A short description at the beginning of each major heading highlighting important concepts in section. Found at www.bisg.org. • Example: HUMOR Use subjects in this section only for individual works of humor or for collections of humor. Critical works should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Humor" and any other subjects needed in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the HUMOR section). Subjects containing the subheading "Form" and subjects containing the subheading "Topic" may both be assigned to the same work as needed.
  • 19. Cross-References (See Also) • “See Also” Reference: Suggests user looks elsewhere in the heading list for a subject that is similar and may be more appropriate. • Example: PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director (see also BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts)
  • 20. • “See” Reference: Instructs user to use a different heading within either the same or a different section. • Example (same section): BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Doctors see Medical BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Nurses see Medical BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Physicians see Medical BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Surgeons see Medical Use BIO017000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical • Example (different section): POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Racism see SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations Use SOC031000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations Cross-References (See)
  • 21. Guidelines and Best Practices. . .
  • 22. Guidelines and Best Practices • The JUVENILE FICTION and JUVENILE NONFICTION sections contain subjects for classifying titles aimed at children. • Juvenile works should not be assigned subjects from any other sections. • A title should not have both a juvenile and an adult heading. • All works assigned a JUVENILE FICTION or JUVENILE NONFICTION subject must be assigned an age or grade range. Juvenile Headings
  • 23. Guidelines and Best Practices • A title should not have both a fiction and a non-fiction heading. • Because the FICTION section is arranged by genre, if a geographic breakdown is desired for a collection of fiction, subjects may be assigned in both the FICTION and LITERARY COLLECTIONS sections. • A “Media Tie-In” subject should never be selected as the primary subject (or the only subject!).
  • 24. • Use subjects in the FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY section for works about the languages specified. Do not use subjects in this section to indicate the language of a work. • Those HUMOR subjects containing the subheading “Form” and subjects containing the subheading “Topic” may both be assigned to the same work as needed. • NON000000 (NON-CLASSIFIABLE) is for items that have no subject content (such as blank books) or non-book products, not for books that you have not yet classified. Do not use this code just to populate the subject field—NON000000 means that subjects are not applicable to an item. Guidelines and Best Practices
  • 25. Guidelines and Best Practices • Use subjects in the HEALTH & FITNESS section for works aimed at nonprofessionals. For scholarly works and/or works aimed at medical or health care professionals, use subjects in the MEDICAL section. • Certain other subject combinations also apply to titles intended for a lay person vs. those intended for a professional. These combinations include Nature vs. Science, Self- Help vs. Psychology.
  • 26. A General Note. . . • All major sections have GENERAL as a second level term. • This can be applied: – For books covering the topic at the broadest level. – For books of a very narrow scope that cannot be better described by one of the other terms within the relevant section.
  • 27. It’s All About Content • The category you choose should reflect the primary content of the book. • If you do not think there is an appropriate subject, DO NOT USE NON000000 (Non- classifiable). This is reserved for items that have no subject content (such as blank books).
  • 28. Remember. . . • Selecting your book category is more of an art than a science. - It is not always precise. - There can be more than one “right” answer. - You may need to expand your thought process. • The category you choose should reflect the primary content of the book: - It should not describe the format - It should not describe the audience - It should not describe the language - It should not describe the author • Other fields already exist in ONIX for most of this information!
  • 29. Also Remember: • Determine if there are multiple topics that buyers may look for. • Different buyers may approach books from different angles, thus search different terms. • Multiple topics may help a buyer zero in on what they really want.
  • 30. A Word (or Two) on FICTION • FICTION / General  This heading has very little meaning.  B&T has over 200,000 records with FICTION / General on customer facing product. • FICTION / Literary  FICTION / Literary ≠ FICTION / General (but, it is might as well be. . .)  Use this heading with care.  Subjective heading usually reserved for award winning authors or works of literary merit.  Use with additional, more specific fiction heading.  Misuse has rendered this heading practically useless.
  • 31. FICTION “Trees” • In BISAC  TREE = HIERARCHY • Drill down into the tree as far as you can – the most useful subject will be the most specific. • It is not necessary to use a / General branch with a more specific branch. • For example: If you use FICTION / Romance / Fantasy, there is no need to also use FICTION / Romance / General. Example: FICTION / Romance / General FICTION / Romance / African American FICTION / Romance / Collections & Anthologies FICTION / Romance / Contemporary FICTION / Romance / Erotica FICTION / Romance / Fantasy FICTION / Romance / Historical / General FICTION / Romance / Paranormal FICTION / Romance / Science Fiction FICTION / Romance / Suspense FICTION / Romance / Time Travel FICTION / Romance / Western FICTION / Romance / Historical / Ancient World FICTION / Romance / Historical / Medieval FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency FICTION / Romance / Historical / Scottish FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian FICTION / Romance / Historical / Viking
  • 32. Some examples from Publisher’s ONIX files:
  • 33. Title below came in ONIX file with BISAC FIC022000 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General Murders in a small town leave an armchair detective and her pet family with too few motives, or perhaps too many. Mary "Harry" Haristeen just can't stay out of trouble. Now, she and her loyal brood of animals stumble upon a scarecrow whose straw form has been replaced with a corpse. Harry didn't know the late Joshua Hill and can't seem to find a reason anyone would want him dead. Increase Discoverability. Use instead: FIC022070 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy FIC022040 FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths The most specific BISAC is always the best.
  • 34. Use ALL Relevant Headings Both titles came in ONIX file with just BISAC TRV022000 (TRAVEL / Restaurants) Add location headings from TRAVEL to enhance record: TRAVEL / Europe / France TRAVEL / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
  • 35. Title came in ONIX file with BISAC OCC000000 BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / General Beatrice Wood's Life has been extraordinary in every way, from earliest childhood, when her dominating Victorian mother realized she "wasn't like the rest of them," to her productive life at ninety-five in California's Ojiai Valley. Rebellious, radical and romantic, Beatrice Wood was determined to be an artist. She fled to Paris for several bohemian seasons as a painter and actress, then returned to New York where she fell into the loving clutches of two Frenchmen: Henri-Pierre Roche, the author of Jules and Jim, and Marcel Duchamp, the iconoclastic Dadaist. Her promising youth was followed by a disastrous marriage, financial woes and a debilitating physical affliction; but in 1933, at the age of forty, she discovered the passion that would change her life: pottery. Now one of America's acclaimed ceramicists, Beatrice Wood shares the intriguing details of her unconventional life in I Shock Myself. With candor and insight, she recollects nearly ten decades of world shaking events, heart breaking romances, and artistic achievement. A Better Subject Would Be: BIO001000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers Look At Annotations – Find Keywords
  • 36. Title came in ONIX file with BISAC NAT000000 NATURE / General A Better Subject Would Be: OCC025000 BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / UFOs & Extraterrestrials Use Title Keywords (Sometimes)
  • 37. But, Not All the Time. . . HUMOR / Form / Essays LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions Check Subtitles, Authors & Other Bibliographic Data
  • 38. Title came in ONIX file with BISAC NAT012000 NATURE / Animals / Fish . . . And Grade Range P-7 Juvenile Titles Should Have JUV or JNF BISACs
  • 39. Hardcover came in with: JUV039030 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying JUV039240 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Depression & Mental Illness Paperback came in with: JUV039020 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Adolescence JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings hardcover paperback Different Bindings of the Same Book Should Have the Same BISACs
  • 40. Reminders • The BISAC subject should be assigned based on book’s content—not on the merchandising plans of the publisher. • Assign the most precise subject(s) applicable, and do so in order of importance. The most specific BISAC is always the best!
  • 41. Reminders • Consider the most important aspect of the book when choosing the primary BISAC. – Some data recipients take only the first one. . . – . . .But others take more. • There is no defined limit on the number of BISACs assigned. – The Committee suggests three as an artificial limit. • Assign multiple subjects if necessary in order to best describe your title.
  • 42. Reminders • If you already used a specific heading, there is no need to include a General from the same section or tree. • The most General heading is the least important heading (use it sparingly).
  • 43. • There should be consistency across formats. In other words, hardcover, paperback, mass market, large print, audio books, and e-books should all have the same BISAC subjects. Reminders
  • 44. Keep in mind. . . Every rule for using the BISAC Subject Headings. . . . . .has exceptions. Reminders
  • 45. BISAC Merchandising Themes
  • 46. BISAC Merchandising Themes • A list of terms representing frequently requested merchandising themes and topics. • Can be used in addition to subject codes to denote: – An audience to which a work may be of particular appeal. – A time of year or event for which a work may be especially appropriate. – A frequently requested topic. • Allow booksellers to group (or merchandise) titles with dissimilar BISACs all together. • Formatted as AA###: – EV100 (EVENT / Wedding) – HL070 (HOLIDAY / Halloween) – TP020 (TOPICAL / Black History) • Although related, subject codes and theme codes should not be placed in the same field.
  • 47. BISAC Regional Themes
  • 48. BISAC Regional Themes • Can be used for fiction or non-fiction to denote the regional setting or the regional focus of the title. • Formatted as a seven part hierarchical numeric code: Level 1- Continents (4.0.0.0.0.0.0 – North America) Level 2- Subcontinents (4.1.0.0.0.0.0 – Caribbean Islands ) Level 3- Countries (4.0.1.0.0.0.0 – USA) Level 4- Subcountry regions (4.0.1.6.0.0.0 – Western & Pacific States) Level 5- States, Provinces, Counties (4.0.1.6.3.0.0 – California) Level 6- City, Town, Area (4.0.1.6.3.1.0 – Los Angeles) Level 7- Borough, Neighborhood, District (4.0.1.6.3.1.1 – Beverly Hills) • Like the Merchandising Themes, can group titles with dissimilar BISACs.
  • 49. EXAMPLES
  • 50. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Review: Gr 7 Up— In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 14 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
  • 51. EXAMPLE 1 A. FICTION / Dystopian B. JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian C. FICTION / Dystopian AND JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian
  • 52. EXAMPLE 1 A. FICTION / Dystopian B. JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian C. FICTION / Dystopian AND JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian
  • 53. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Review: Gr 7 Up— In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 14 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
  • 54. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Therese Anne Fowler Publisher Description: When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the “ungettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner’s, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and take the rest as it comes. What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age. . .With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story as she herself might have told it.
  • 55. EXAMPLE 2 B. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women A. FICTION / Biographical C. FICTION / Biographical AND BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • 56. EXAMPLE 2 B. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women A. FICTION / Biographical C. FICTION / Biographical AND BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • 57. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Therese Anne Fowler Publisher Description: When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the “ungettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner’s, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and take the rest as it comes. What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age. . .With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story as she herself might have told it.
  • 58. Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles Shanna Caughey (ed.) Publisher Description: Theologians, psychologists, academics, feminist s, and fantasists offer humor, insight, and fresh perspectives on the enchanting and beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. Such contributors as fantasists Sarah Zettel and Lawrence Watt- Evans, children's literature scholar Naomi Wood, and C.S. Lewis scholars Colin Duriez and Joseph Pearce discuss topics such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth's influence on the conception of Narnia, the relevance of allegory for both Christians and non-Christians, the idea of divine providence in Narnia, and Narnia's influence on modern-day witchcraft. Fans of the wildly popular series will revel in the examination of all aspects of C.S. Lewis and his magical Narnia.
  • 59. B. JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / General A. FICTION / Christian / Classic & Allegory C. JUVENILE NONFICTION / Literary Criticism & Collections D. LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature EXAMPLE 3
  • 60. B. JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / General A. FICTION / Christian / Classic & Allegory C. JUVENILE NONFICTION / Literary Criticism & Collections D. LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature EXAMPLE 3
  • 61. Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles Shanna Caughey (ed.) Publisher Description: Theologians, psychologists, academics, feminists, and fantasists offer humor, insight, and fresh perspectives on the enchanting and beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. Such contributors as fantasists Sarah Zettel and Lawrence Watt- Evans, children's literature scholar Naomi Wood, and C.S. Lewis scholars Colin Duriez and Joseph Pearce discuss topics such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth's influence on the conception of Narnia, the relevance of allegory for both Christians and non-Christians, the idea of divine providence in Narnia, and Narnia's influence on modern-day witchcraft. Fans of the wildly popular series will revel in the examination of all aspects of C.S. Lewis and his magical Narnia.
  • 62. Publisher Description: Recipes reflect the Vineyard’s complete culinary heritage that also includes Wampanoag Indians, English and Scottish whaling families, and Portuguese fishermen. Chapters are devoted to chowders, seafood, shellfish, meat and poultry, and local produce such as berries, walnuts, and pumpkins. Additional chapters include recipes for salads, side dishes, breads, cakes, pies and puddings, marmalades, sauces, and other good things! Photographs and sidebars focusing on Vineyard folklore and natural history imbue the book with a nostalgic charm that allows anyone to take home a little part of the island. The Martha’s Vineyard Cookbook: Over 250 Recipes and Lore from a Bountiful Island Louise Tate King and Jean Stewart Wexler
  • 63. EXAMPLE 4 A. COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / General B. COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / General C. COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / New England D. All of the above
  • 64. EXAMPLE 4 A. COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / General B. COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / General C. COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / New England D. All of the above
  • 65. Publisher Description: Recipes reflect the Vineyard’s complete culinary heritage that also includes Wampanoag Indians, English and Scottish whaling families, and Portuguese fishermen. Chapters are devoted to chowders, seafood, shellfish, meat and poultry, and local produce such as berries, walnuts, and pumpkins. Additional chapters include recipes for salads, side dishes, breads, cakes, pies and puddings, marmalades, sauces, and other good things! Photographs and sidebars focusing on Vineyard folklore and natural history imbue the book with a nostalgic charm that allows anyone to take home a little part of the island. The Martha’s Vineyard Cookbook: Over 250 Recipes and Lore from a Bountiful Island Louise Tate King and Jean Stewart Wexler
  • 66. Danza de Dragones George R. R. Martin Publisher Description: Después de una colosal batalla, Daenerys Targaryen gobierna con sus tres dragones como la reina de una ciudad construida sobre polvo y muerte. Pero Daenerys tiene miles de enemigos, y muchos se han propuesto dar con ella. . . (Translated: In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. . .)
  • 67. B. FICTION / Hispanic & Latino A. FICTION / Fantasy / Epic C. LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / Spanish & Portuguese D. FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish F. FICTION / Fantasy / Epic AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish E. All of the above EXAMPLE 5
  • 68. B. FICTION / Hispanic & Latino A. FICTION / Fantasy / Epic C. LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / Spanish & Portuguese D. FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish F. FICTION / Fantasy / Epic AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish E. All of the above EXAMPLE 5
  • 69. Danza de Dragones George R. R. Martin Publisher Description: Después de una colosal batalla, Daenerys Targaryen gobierna con sus tres dragones como la reina de una ciudad construida sobre polvo y muerte. Pero Daenerys tiene miles de enemigos, y muchos se han propuesto dar con ella. . . (Translated: In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. . .)
  • 70. The Enchanted Wanderer: And Other Stories Nikolai Leskov Nikolai Leskov's writing exploded the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction. Here is the other Russia, mythical and untamed: an uneasy synthesis of Orthodoxy and Old Believers, a land populated by soldiers and monks, serfs and princes, Tartars and gypsies—a vast country brimming with the promise of magic. These seventeen tales, some rooted in the oral tradition, others cast as sophisticated anecdotes, are all told in the voices of storytellers addressing their audience—allowing us, as readers, to join a group of listeners. Innovative in form and rich in wordplay, the narratives unfurl in startlingly modern ways. The great gift of this new translation allows us to hear all the nuances of Leskov’s brilliant language.
  • 71. EXAMPLE 6 A. FICTION / Short Stories (single author) B. LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Russian & Former Soviet Union C. FICTION / Short Stories (single author) AND LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Russian & Former Soviet Union
  • 72. EXAMPLE 6 A. FICTION / Short Stories (single author) B. LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Russian & Former Soviet Union C. FICTION / Short Stories (single author) AND LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Russian & Former Soviet Union
  • 73. The Enchanted Wanderer: And Other Stories Nikolai Leskov Nikolai Leskov's writing exploded the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction. Here is the other Russia, mythical and untamed: an uneasy synthesis of Orthodoxy and Old Believers, a land populated by soldiers and monks, serfs and princes, Tartars and gypsies—a vast country brimming with the promise of magic. These seventeen tales, some rooted in the oral tradition, others cast as sophisticated anecdotes, are all told in the voices of storytellers addressing their audience—allowing us, as readers, to join a group of listeners. Innovative in form and rich in wordplay, the narratives unfurl in startlingly modern ways. The great gift of this new translation allows us to hear all the nuances of Leskov’s brilliant language.
  • 74. Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms Jason Mitchell Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! Packaged in a sleek two-ring binder that will slip easily into a messenger bag or briefcase, this planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch. Focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. With fill-in worksheets, pockets for stashing important forms and contracts, a master timeline, and plenty of wit and charm, this elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.
  • 75. EXAMPLE 7 A. NON-CLASSIFIABLE B. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships C. REFERENCE / Weddings D. NON-CLASSIFIABLE AND REFERENCE / Weddings
  • 76. EXAMPLE 7 A. NON-CLASSIFIABLE B. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships C. REFERENCE / Weddings D. NON-CLASSIFIABLE AND REFERENCE / Weddings
  • 77. Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms Jason Mitchell Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! Packaged in a sleek two-ring binder that will slip easily into a messenger bag or briefcase, this planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch. Focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. With fill-in worksheets, pockets for stashing important forms and contracts, a master timeline, and plenty of wit and charm, this elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.
  • 78. Silver Linings Playbook Matthew Quick A heartwarming debut novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell - nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!. . .David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his own adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Bradley Cooper in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver.
  • 79. EXAMPLE 8 A. FICTION / Media Tie-In B. FICTION / Romance / Contemporary C. FICTION / Media Tie-In AND FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • 80. EXAMPLE 8 A. FICTION / Media Tie-In B. FICTION / Romance / Contemporary C. FICTION / Media Tie-In AND FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • 81. Silver Linings Playbook Matthew Quick A heartwarming debut novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell - nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!. . .David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his own adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Bradley Cooper in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver.
  • 82. The Viking’s Touch Joanna Fulford His old life shattered, Wulfgar Ragnarsson lives only for the moment, cheating death and growing rich as a legendary mercenary. His heart may be frozen, but his desire burns hot for courageous widow Lady Anwyn, who needs his protection…. For the safety of her son, Anwyn will risk everything. Even giving herself to a Viking warrior who teaches her not all men are monsters, although he shows little sign that he will ever again be capable of love.
  • 83. EXAMPLE 9 A. FICTION / Romance / General B. FICTION / Romance / Historical / General C. FICTION / Romance / Historical / Viking D. All of the above
  • 84. EXAMPLE 9 A. FICTION / Romance / General B. FICTION / Romance / Historical / General C. FICTION / Romance / Historical / Viking D. All of the above
  • 85. The Viking’s Touch Joanna Fulford His old life shattered, Wulfgar Ragnarsson lives only for the moment, cheating death and growing rich as a legendary mercenary. His heart may be frozen, but his desire burns hot for courageous widow Lady Anwyn, who needs his protection…. For the safety of her son, Anwyn will risk everything. Even giving herself to a Viking warrior who teaches her not all men are monsters, although he shows little sign that he will ever again be capable of love.
  • 86. Questions? To BISAC or not to BISAC
  • 87. Thank You. For more information, please contact me at: connie.harbison@baker-taylor.com