The #1 Guide to Metadata for Book Publishers

Answers all of your questions about ebook and print book metadata.

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PDF             $95    ISBN: 978-0-9858288-1-3
EPUB           $95    ISBN: 978-0-9858288-2-0
Kindle          $95    ISBN: 978-0-9858288-5-1

Paperback  $125   ISBN: 978-0-9858288-0-6

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For book publishers large & small: The guide to creating and distributing metadata for maximum sales.

by Renée Register & Thad McIlroy
  • 132 pages, illustrated with charts & graphs

  • Includes a comprehensive glossary of industry & technical terms

  • Includes annotated directories of vendors & industry organizations


DBW ConferenceJoin Renée Register on January 13, 2015 at Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015 for a metadata workshop! Creating Metadata That Works is a three-hour workshop based on concepts from The Metadata Handbook and Digital Book World University metadata courses. The workshop provides an introduction to the essentials of publisher metadata and allows hands-on metadata creation using the Onixsuite system.


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Digital Book World now offers courses through Digital Book World University. The specialized online courses offered by DBW U are led by industry professionals and cover the topics most critical to digital publishing success.

Digital Book World University offers a series of four metadata courses, based on The Metadata Handbook and taught by Renée. Each of the four-week online courses is now offered continuously. Find out more about the courses by clicking on the titles below.


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