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Rich metadata and other content help authors and readers connect

New Providence, NJ, December, 14, 2017Book+Main, a social media company that enables readers to engage with their favorite authors and discover new ones, is turning to Bowker to connect them with metadata to enhance their business. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate and acts as the retail agent for ProQuest’s renowned metadata.

Book+Main’s unique platform, called Book+Main Bites, is designed to connect authors and the reading community. Via Book+Main Bites, authors and readers communicate, interact and network with each other via an author’s content, developing organic, authentic connections. More than a social media platform, Book+Main Bites is a discovery tool for readers to find books that match their needs, the moment they want it. It is also an effective sales and marketing tool for authors to increase their visibility and find new readers.

Bowker’s Global Books in Print® database and its Enriched/Value Added Content data – which includes cover images, New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly detailed bestsellers citations, over 100 years of Bestsellers -- will help facilitate author/reader communication, interaction and networking.

"One key component of our platform is the ability for authors to add their catalogs to their profiles. Given Bowker's comprehensive coverage of the ISBN universe, their Web Services API has proven to be a great fit," said Tracey Suppo, CEO of Book+Main. "Since partnering with them, we've been very impressed with their customer-centric focus and attention."

Bowker collaborates with thousands of publishers, retailers, libraries and search engines worldwide to make their media collections – whether print or digital – easily discovered, evaluated and selected by users. The seminal Books In Print® database is used by customers to enhance their collections, embedding them with rich details and real-time updates that capture new title releases.

Bowker offers a variety of data and delivery options for any organization that needs information about physical or digital media to power its business.

About Bowker® (www.bowker.com)

Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information, connecting publishers, authors, and booksellers with readers. Bowker provides tools and resources, such as the Books In Print® database and Identifier Services (myidentifiers.com) to help authors promote and sell their books. Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, is the official ISBN Agency for the United States.

14 December 2017


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