MAKE SURE YOUR BOOKS ARE SEEN BY BOOK BUYERS AND LIBRARIANS
Once your book is close to publication you need to list it on our database along with its basic bibliographic information. By doing so you will ensure that both retail and library customers have pre-publication information for your print and e-books as soon as possible. Booksellers and Librarians use our database to search and purchase books, and online retailers use your listed bibliographic data to populate their websites.
Our basic listing service allows you to list the bibliographic data required to meet the minimum Book Industry Communication (BIC) Basic Standard. More information on this standard is available on the BIC WEBSITE.
Information can be supplied to us in the following ways:
Our Title Editor online service.
STRUCTURED ELECTRONIC FILE
A structured electronic file: this is an option for larger publishers who have a catalogue of more than 200 titles and a development fee may be charged.
A standardised Onix XML file.
We recommend independent publishers and self published authors use our Title Editor service. Nielsen Title Editor enables you to view and edit your book information, upload new titles and add cover images. The site is free to use and is the quickest way of supplying your data to our database.
If you get stuck or would like more information, simply contact our Publisher Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you keep your information up-to-date, especially any price changes or if your book goes out of print.
WHEN SHOULD I SEND MY NEW TITLE INFORMATION?
The book trade standard is at least five months ahead of your publication date. This is to ensure that retailers have your new product information in time to support your pre-sales marketing activity.
APART FROM THE BASIC DETAILS OF MY BOOK WHAT OTHER DATA IS IMPORTANT?
Uploading an image for your book is very important as our research shows that the inclusion of a cover image in the product record has a positive effect on sales. For printed books, it is also important to include the dimensions and weight of the book, as this will help online retailers select the right sized carton for dispatch. For e-books include the file type, for example, epubs, pdf, etc, as this will help the end user identify whether the downloadable file is compatible with their device.