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Book Metadata Optimization

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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:

Core optimization

Core optimization

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.

Keyword maximization

Keyword maximization

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

Spell check & grammar

Misspellings and punctuation errors often prevent readers from finding your book during their searches. We’ll sweep up any potential mistakes.

Give your book its best chance to be discovered by your maximum reading audience with BookBaby’s Metadata Optimization service. It’s a tremendous investment in the sales potential of your book!

Sample piece of how BookBaby optimizes your metadata

Spell check & grammar

Please note that this service is currently only available for titles that include book distribution through BookBaby. BookBaby specialists will edit and optimize your current, existing metadata information.

BookBaby’s metadata optimization service was very creative, accurate, and extremely well written. They have a great team of designers and writers in their production department that truly makes publishing your own book a breeze. If I ever self-publish another book, I will definitely use BookBaby.

Monte J Perepelkin, BookBaby Author
Spell check & grammar

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I purchase Metadata Optimization?

Metadata Optimization can be purchased in My Account by following the steps below:
(Note: Distribution must be activated for your book project in order to purchase.)

  1. Log in to My Account.
  2. Under the My Account section, click “Manage/Reorder My Books” link.
  3. Navigate to your book with a Distribution Status of "Active".
  4. Then click “Add Metadata Optimization” and checkout to purchase.

Metadata Optimization can also be added when creating a quote for a new book project in our online quoter.