BowkerLink

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Best of all – BowkerLink™ is absolutely FREE!
The BowkerLink™ system provides publishers with a tool that h...
BowkerLink: Hints & Tips

Useful BowkerLink tips:

	 •	 Always complete the mandatory fields marked with a *.
	 •	 To find...
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BowkerLink--Setting up your account

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BowkerLink.com is Bowker's free web portal where publishers can input their title information. Once you have added your data or made changes, Bowker circulates your data to over 100 million users including librarians, retailers, library patrons, and teachers.

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BowkerLink--Setting up your account

  1. 1. BowkerLink ™ Best of all – BowkerLink™ is absolutely FREE! The BowkerLink™ system provides publishers with a tool that helps you easily update or add to your listings in the Bowker® databases. The BowkerLink™ Publisher Access System allows you to communicate your new release titles, as well as price and status updates, to a wide audience of book, audio and video buyers. Because Bowker® is the leading provider of bibliographic data, your titles are exposed to many facets of the book industry through this single web application. Check & update your account details in My Account. Find useful tips in Help & FAQ. Upload your cover image correctly and leave feedback. Search for a single title by entering the ISBN or select Search to display a full title list. Click here to register if you are a new user. Search and complete the registration form. If your publisher name is not found, please contact datasubmission@bowker.co.uk. Enter a new title here. Use these helpful links to learn more about how to submit your data to Bowker. Update information, contact details, ISBN Prefixes, Imprints and Distributors, and other important account details. View and monitor your recent title updates here. If none appear, this means your changes are complete. Bowker (UK) Ltd • 5th Floor • 3 Dorset Rise • London • EC4Y 8EN • Tel: +44 20 7832 1779
  2. 2. BowkerLink: Hints & Tips Useful BowkerLink tips: • Always complete the mandatory fields marked with a *. • To find out more about a field, click on the heading then a guide box will appear. • Cover images can only be uploaded once the title is fully loaded and showing on BowkerLink™. • If you need a reminder of your Username and Password, please contact us. • If an error message appears in red at the top of your screen, please check all mandatory * fields before contacting datasubmission@bowker.co.uk for assistance. • Always Finish and Save! Below you will find the most common questions that are answered by Bowker Staff How do I add or update a cover image? 1. Search for the ISBN by selecting the ‘Search Title’ tab along the top of the BowkerLink™ screen. 2. Enter the ISBN and click on search. The title line will appear. 3. Select Upload Image (a new screen will appear). 4. Select Browse, then locate the cover image to be loaded. 5. Select the ‘Upload New’ tab. How do I add a book description? 1. In the Title Information page of your selected title, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Additional Title Information (a new screen will appear). 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and select Add Additional Annotation. 3. Scroll towards to the bottom of the page again until you see the Annotation heading and box. To enter up to 250 words to describe the title. How do I add an additional market? 1. In the title record, scroll down to the Sales Information section. Just underneath this section, you will see Add Additional Geographic Markets. 2. When you check, a new section will appear. Enter the new market details and price details. How do I update/change My Account details? 1. Select My Account. find it on the top left-hand side of the main BowkerLink™ page, once you are logged in. 2. From this page, you can change the Administrator Username and Password. 3. To add new/delete users, please click on Detailed Account Information. 4. If you need to Edit: Company Information, click on your publisher name ( just below the Current Publisher bar on the My Account page). www.bowkerlink.co.uk If you have any questions about BowkerLink please contact us at datasubmission@bowker.co.uk or Tel: +44 20 7832 1779 B8837/SJ-PD/01-12 Bowker (UK) Ltd • 5th Floor • 3 Dorset Rise • London • EC4Y 8EN • Tel: +44 20 7832 1779

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