The Metadata Handbook

The #1 guide to metadata for book publishers, fully revised and expanded

The Metadata Handbook, 2nd Ed.

Available in the Following Formats:

  • PDF ($49.99)

  • EPUB & MOBI ($49.99) ebook editions

  • Large-format paperback ($59.99)


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The Second Edition Includes:

    • A new chapter about Search Engine Optimization, Keywords, and Subjects
    • A new chapter specifically addressing Metadata for Self-Publishers and Small Publishers
    • Expanded information about transitioning to ONIX 3.0

For book publishers large and small: the guide to creating and distributing metadata for maximum sales

by Renée Register & Thad McIlroy

  • 144 pages, illustrated with diagrams, infographics, and examples

  • Includes a comprehensive glossary of industry & technical terms

  • Includes annotated directories of vendors & industry organizations

The Metadata Handbook shows how metadata works, introduces industry standards and best practices, and outlines the essential components for successful metadata creation and distribution.

The new edition is fully updated and expanded to include the most recent information on metadata standards, practices, and use in the publishing industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Book industry players and the metadata lifecycle
  • Book industry metadata standards
  • Essential metadata elements
  • Metadata best practices and certification programs
  • Metadata and the future of publishing

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