Why book metadata is the main reason why your book will sell. Or not.
Most readers find their next book online rather than browsing in a bookstore. How does your book get noticed by a potential reader? As a self-published author, there’s ways to get your print book to gain traction. It’s your book’s metadata that allows book discovery across many platforms like Amazon, Google, the Kindle Store, library catalogs, bookstores, and search engines.
That fact is, if your metadata isn’t strong, your book won’t be found. That means fewer sales and readers. Best-selling authors rely on professional metadata optimization experts to promote their books. And now you can too.
What is book metadata?
Metadata is essential embedded information about your book from basics like the book title, author name, ISBN, publisher, genre, and price, to more detailed information like author bio, book cover, book description, publication date, quotes, target audience, and reviews, which allows both readers and retailers alike, to categorize and find your book. The more optimized your metadata is, the easier readers can find your book. Learn the basics of book metadata here.
Here’s what metadata optimization includes:
Not sure how to categorize your book or what subgenre fits best? We will research and optimize every data field of your book’s metadata—including the tricky ones like BISAC codes and book descriptions—to make sure every field is custom crafted for your book, giving you the best chance of discoverability.
Ever hear the term SEO (search engine optimization)? We will choose specific words and phrases that readers are most likely to search for and are more likely to give you stronger search engine results.
Spell check & grammar
Misspellings and punctuation errors often prevent readers from finding your book during their searches. We’ll sweep up any potential mistakes.