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Making Your Own Ebook – Part Ten – Metadata, Your Digital Book “Cover”

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In the Digital world, your book’s Metadata may be the only way that customers will ever find your book! When a customer types search words into a search engine, and some of those words match your Metadata, your book will appear in the search results.

Metadata provides the trail that leads the customer to your book and is a vital tool for all independent authors and publishers. It is one of those things that few authors take the time to focus on. It gets forgotten about and it is only when prompted, by Amazon or Smashwords, when the book is being uploaded, that we quickly throw together the information that they ask for. Often just the bare minimum of data is entered but the “bare minimum” will not get your book noticed. If you spend a little more time / thought on what goes into your book’s Metadata it…

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I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

9 thoughts on “Making Your Own Ebook – Part Ten – Metadata, Your Digital Book “Cover”

  1. Tess and Sally — wishing you a week full of hugs! 😀

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  2. I love that they have a page linking to all these posts. I’ve bookmarked it for future reference should I ever have to do this myself. Very helpful information.

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  3. Luckily, I’ve been thinking through the tag lines, back panels, that sort. It’s not easy, but–as you say–necessary.

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  4. Metadata is more complicated than I ever dreamed. If I go the E-book route, I think I’ll pay the money for someone to help me, like Amazon.

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  5. So much to do! And I thought authors only have to churn out words – then wait for the world to DISCOVER their genius!

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