Metadata may not just be how your titles are being categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a favorite retailer — and get it out the door.
Intellogo Founder and CEO Neil Balthaser examines the challenge of discoverability and provides a solution for the flood of content on self-publishing platforms.
SourceHOV argues that artificial intelligence can obviate the need for publishers to manually create metadata tags and significantly streamline workflows.
Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy is eagerly exploring new business models but acknowledges there’s still room for old-fashioned intuition in publishing.
John Warren explains how process improvement, the use of keywords, and crowdsourcing metadata can improve publisher profitability and sales of books.
Jim Bryant draws examples from Trajectory.com bookselling partners in China to argue that superior, localized metadata increases book sales — everywhere.
Ronald Schild of Germany’s MVB discusses how research shows simple metadata fixes, like putting the language of a book in your metadata, can double sales.
The second annual Self-Publishing Day in Münster, Germany, brought together authors, distributors and bestselling self-publishers like Poppy J. Anderson.
Using advanced language processing Trajectory adds nuanced detail to book metadata, offering analytics for intensity and sentiment, among other qualities.
In its energetic first outing, @CONTEC 2013 Conference looked at the challenges to publishing and educational services, bookselling, and social reading.