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Saturday Q & A With the Book Designer 01

by | May 14, 2011

I’ve often wondered what to do on my blog on Saturdays. When I was first getting started I didn’t blog on the weekends. But like all beginning bloggers I was pretty obsessed with my numbers, with the statistics and analytics and metrics and I hated to see my visitors disappearing on the weekends.

Eventually I started my Sunday curated link posts, but Saturday stayed up in the air.

Now I’m really excited, because I hit on something that seems just right. A video blog Q & A. I grabbed a question out of my inbox and answer it in this 6:41 video (with the help of a blog post on the topic).

If you have a question you’d like me to address next week, leave it in the comments. I think this could be fun. (If you can’t see the video, please reload or refresh the page.)

Discussed in this video:

  • Book metadata and why it’s so important for self-publishers
  • Discoverability in online search
  • Why you should know about annotation
  • Strategy tips for filling out boring forms
  • Book marketing hidden in Bowker’s Books in Print Database

Referenced in the video:

How to Set Up Your Book on Bowkerlink for Books in Print

Additional resources:

If you would like a complete treatment of ISBN, check out my Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guide to ISBNs and Barcodes. It’s available now for:

Kindle at $4.99—Go to Kindle Store
As a printable PDF right here for $10—Go to Instant download

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