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Getting up to Speed on Book Metadata: Tips, Standards and the Current Landscape

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 PM Eastern (1 hour)
Cost: Free

Describing and categorizing books has always been an essential part of publishing and bookselling. But in today’s virtual marketplace, the information about books (metadata) displayed on consumer-facing websites is the basis for how readers discover, evaluate, select and purchase print and ebooks.

Join Renée Register, author of The Metadata Handbook and Digital Book World University instructor, for a free webcast exploring how metadata works in today’s rapidly evolving publishing landscape, plus a look at what authors, publishers and retailers can do to fine-tune their approaches to metadata in order to boost discovery and drive sales

Who Should Attend:

  • Publishers
  • Booksellers and digital retailers
  • Authors
  • Book discovery and distribution professionals

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How metadata standards and practices are evolving with the online retailing landscape
  • Strategies for publishers to improve their titles’ discoverability through better metadata
  • The processes by which metadata flows from publishers to consumers and ways to better streamline and leverage it

Speaker: Renée Register, Owner, DataCurate LLC

Moderator: Rich Bellis, Senior Editor, Digital Book World

Register today to receive a special discount on The Essential Guide to Metadata and on one of two upcoming Digital Book World University courses all about metadata.