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Eating Our Own Dog Food
August 20, 2013 | 12:45 pm

self-publishingBy Laura Dawson In computer software engineering, "dogfooding" means using your own product. At Bowker, we've been doing that ourselves — I'm the product manager for, and I'm using our services to publish a short story cycle called "The Place Where I Come From." The reason for this is because we really want to understand what indie publishers and self-published authors are going through, and make sure that the tools we offer are actually helpful. I'm taking an incremental approach to publishing — I've launched the book digitally on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If demand grows over time, I'll add a print-on-demand option. ISBNs and Metadata I've...

The Metadata Handbook Published in Both PDF and Print
November 17, 2012 | 11:30 am

The Metadata Handbook in PDF and print Source: Press Release First guidebook for book publishers outlining how metadata for books operates in the real world DataCurate announces the publication of The Metadata Handbook, a one-stop guide for book publishers — large, small, and independent — offering help in understanding how metadata works and outlining the essential components of successful metadata creation and distribution. Topics covered include: > How metadata for books operates in the real world > Metadata fundamentals and the history of metadata for books > Standards and best practices for creating and distributing accurate and comprehensive metadata > The basics of ONIX for Books, including ONIX 3.0 > The basics of EPUB 3...

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