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Self publishing expo 2013: Encouraging Best Practices in Metadata

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Self publishing expo 2013: Encouraging Best Practices in Metadata

  1. 1. Encouraging Best Practices Patricia.Payton@Bowker.com @Metadata24X7
  2. 2. Metadata 1
  3. 3. Metadata Around Us
  4. 4. Metadata Around Us
  5. 5. Metadata Musts for Every Title ISBN Title Author 4
  6. 6. Metadata Musts for Every Title $ Format Price Status/Availability 5
  7. 7. Metadata Musts for Every Title Cover Image Description 6
  8. 8. Metadata Musts for Every Title Audience Subject 7
  9. 9. Book Listing with Required Metadata 8
  10. 10. Book Listing With Rich Metadata 9
  11. 11. When Your Baby Leaves Home 10
  12. 12. The Word Spreads 11
  13. 13. It’s Complicated 12
  14. 14. Check Your Work Losing Hope 13
  15. 15. Check Your Work
  16. 16. Check Your Work
  17. 17. Keys to Success 16
  18. 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. 19. Where the Data Should Go • • • • • • • • Subtitle Series Title Translated Title Series Number Volume Number Edition Number Edition Info Language
  20. 20. Crafting Metadata- Description • • • • Provide a detailed description Include common keywords Most important information at the beginning Don’t copy text 19
  21. 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. 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. 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. 24. Crafting Metadata- Keywords 23
  25. 25. www.MyIdentifiers.com 24
  26. 26. www.Bookwire.com 25
  27. 27. www.SelfPublishedAuthor.com 26
  28. 28. Questions and Thank You Patricia.Payton@Bowker.com @Metadata24X7 27

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