FREE LISTING: How your book or e-book will be exposed to international markets.
A great chance for self-publishers and publishers alike is to attach metadata to a new book is through BowkerLink, and it’s incredibly important to use it. You may know Bowker from ordering your ISBN numbers, but they are also the provider for Books In Print and Global Books In Print that contain listings of bibliographical information for international titles available in the USA or internationally.
In addition, Bowker sells its products worldwide to retailers and libraries, so your titles are exposed to many facets of the book industry through a single web application including other Bowker products like inventory status checks, library catalogue information, and sales data reporting services. Your data is circulated to all of these customers free of charge. To market you book successfully worldwide you need to have it listed worldwide! Their website http://www.bowkerlink.com
Setting Up A New Book on Bowkerlink is easy, just fill in:
Number of pages
Number of illustrations
Subject (1 or 2)
Contributors names and functions
Length, Width and Height
Year of copyright
Year of original publication
Library of Congress Card Number
Country of Sale
Age range of the readers
Items in bold are required, the others optional. You should try to fill as many of these fields as possible, as completely as possible, in order to be found easily.
Why register with BowkerLink?
Listing your titles is absolutely free. The BowkerLink Publisher Access System allows you to announce your new release titles, as well as price and status updates to a wide audience of book, audio and video buyers. Your titles are exposed to many facets of the book industry through this single web application.
denise deegan (@denisedeegan)
August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Can I just say how brilliant your blog is. Thank you for being so incredibly helpful.
August 16, 2012 at 3:41 am
Denise, thanks for your friendly comment.
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January 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm
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