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Self publishing expo 2013: Encouraging Best Practices in Metadata

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  • 1. Encouraging Best Practices Patricia.Payton@Bowker.com @Metadata24X7
  • 2. Metadata 1
  • 3. Metadata Around Us
  • 4. Metadata Around Us
  • 5. Metadata Musts for Every Title ISBN Title Author 4
  • 6. Metadata Musts for Every Title $ Format Price Status/Availability 5
  • 7. Metadata Musts for Every Title Cover Image Description 6
  • 8. Metadata Musts for Every Title Audience Subject 7
  • 9. Book Listing with Required Metadata 8
  • 10. Book Listing With Rich Metadata 9
  • 11. When Your Baby Leaves Home 10
  • 12. The Word Spreads 11
  • 13. It’s Complicated 12
  • 14. Check Your Work Losing Hope 13
  • 15. Check Your Work
  • 16. Check Your Work
  • 17. Keys to Success 16
  • 18. Crafting Metadata-Titles • Losing Hope: Book One of the Sienna St. James Series • This Heart Within Me Burns – From Bedlam to Benidorm (Revised & Updated) • #06 Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
  • 19. Where the Data Should Go • • • • • • • • Subtitle Series Title Translated Title Series Number Volume Number Edition Number Edition Info Language
  • 20. Crafting Metadata- Description • • • • Provide a detailed description Include common keywords Most important information at the beginning Don’t copy text 19
  • 21. Crafting Metadata-Author Biography • • • • • • • • Information that will not change No family or personal aspects of life Degrees Literary Awards Recent Works Series Titles Journals or articles published >100 words 20
  • 22. Crafting Metadata- BISAC Codes • • • • • Standardized list of terms Required for retailers Be specific not general Choose multiple codes List the most important code first ART015030 ART / European ART016000 ART / Individual Artists / General 21
  • 23. Crafting Metadata- Keywords • No standardization • Unrelated hits Search word: Art Results: Etch A Sketch (product) The Art of Racing in the Rain (Novel) Artemis Fowl (character) • False positives Orange is the new Black (not about color theory) The Glass Castle (not about architecture) 22
  • 24. Crafting Metadata- Keywords 23
  • 25. www.MyIdentifiers.com 24
  • 26. www.Bookwire.com 25
  • 27. www.SelfPublishedAuthor.com 26
  • 28. Questions and Thank You Patricia.Payton@Bowker.com @Metadata24X7 27