How to Increase Your Book Sales with Metadata (The Course)
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This course is about book discovery and sales. You'll learn how to bring your book to the forefront, and how to make your book reach readers by using good metadata.



  • Self-Publishing
  • Writing and Publishing

Course Material

  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1. Understand Title Metadata
  • 1.2. The Title Metadata Best Practices Guide
  • 2. Understanding Book Metadata and Its Importance
  • 2.1. Metadata Describes Your Book
  • 2.2. Maximize Global Visibility with BISAC and Thema Codes
  • 2.3. Metadata Boosts Your Book’s Online Visibility & Sells Your Book
  • 2.4. Metadata Delivers Precise Information to Search Engines
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  • 2.5. Metadata Highlights You and Your Contributors
  • 2.6. Consistency is Crucial in Metadata Management
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  • 3.0. Keywords
  • 3.1. How to Craft Effective Keywords and Key Phrases
  • 3.2. Utilizing Free Tools for Keyword Research
  • 3.3. Entering Keywords for Your Book Metadata
  • 3.4. Leverage Your Keywords
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  • 4.0. Title & Subtitle of Your Book
  • 4.1. Subtitles in Books: To Use or Not to Use?
  • 4.2. One Essential Tip for Book Titles and Subtitles
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  • 5. Crafting a Compelling Book Description
  • 5.1. Use Keywords Effectively
  • 5.2. Formatting the Book Description
  • 5.3. The Structure of an Effective Book Description
  • 5.4. Compelling Conclusion
  • 5.5. Back Cover Copy (Blurb)
  • 5.6. Distinguishing Between Long and Short Book Descriptions
  • 5.7. Quick Tips for Writing an Effective Book Description
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  • 6. Crafting an Effective Author Bio
  • 6.1. Author Achievements
  • 6.2. Personal Information
  • 6.3. Educational Background
  • 6.4. Author Contact Information
  • 6.5. Example of an Author Bio
  • 6.6. Consistency is Key
  • 6.7. Contributors
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  • 7. Subject Codes
  • 7.1. Tips for Selecting the Right Subject Codes
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  • 8. Importance of Book Reviews
  • 8.1. The Importance of Reviews for Indie Authors
  • 8.2. Utilizing Your Book Reviews
  • 8.3. What Reviewers Look For
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  • 9. Choosing the Appropriate Trim Size for Your Book
  • 9.1. Referencing Traditionally Published Books
  • 9.2. Avoid Reinventing the Wheel
  • 9.3. Consider Cost
  • 9.4. Common Trim Sizes by Category
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  • 10. ISBNs for Self-Publishers
  • 10.1. Purpose of an ISBN
  • 10.2. The Importance of Owning Your Own ISBN
  • 10.3. Information to Include in Your ISBN Record
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  • 11. Determining the Price of Your Book
  • 11.1. Conduct Thorough Research
  • 11.2. Price Competitively
  • 11.3. Review Formats and Trim Sizes
  • 11. 4. Utilize the Publisher Compensation Calculator
  • 11.5. Avoid Pricing Yourself Out of the Market
  • 11.6. Set Global Pricing
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  • 12. The Perfect Launch: Selecting a Strategic Publication Date for Your Book
  • 12.1. January - Fresh Start
  • 12.2. February - Love and Celebration
  • 12.3. March - Renewal and Inspiration
  • 12.4. April - Adventure and Exploration
  • 12.5. May - Tribute and Appreciation
  • 12.6. June - Achievement and Growth
  • 12.7. July to August - Summer Escapes
  • 12.8. September - Knowledge and Learning
  • 12.9. October to December - Holiday Caution
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  • 13. Conclusion: How to Get Further Help


    • My name is Bolakale Aremu. I am multi-talented. As a computer engineer and a computer scientist, I have over 15 years of teaching experience in software development and computer hardware architecture. I am the CEO of AB Publisher LLC, a media publishing company. In the last few years I have helped the IT industry develop various useful programs on Windows, MacOS and PLCs (programmable logic controllers).

      I always build solutions from scratch and go as far as modifying open source software to meet my client’s needs. As an embedded systems expert, I design embedded Systems that optimize performance and cost against complex requirements. I leverage Stratify OS (a POSIX like RTOS for micro-controllers) to quickly and cost-effectively develop complex firmware applications in Python and C/C++ languages. I work with a dedicated team of Python programmers who look into specific automation problems and proffer solutions to them.

      For any inquiry, you can contact us with any of the email addresses below any time. If you want to contribute your knowledge to this website, or if you have a request, just send us your message. We promise to do our best to help.

      Bolakale Aremu (CEO), Founder,

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