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1) Most comprehensive book metadata
2) Improving retailers online experience
3) Quality rich data
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Bowker® is uniquely positioned to help support our customers in a publisher-centric and vendor-neutral approach to marketing and selling books and/or ebooks. Bowker is the leader in the aggregation of information about books and publishers.

Bowker Data Licensing services include; Raw Data, and Data On Demand.

Most Authoritative Data

Bowker Data Licensing relies on our comprehensive data collection process in order to maintain a high rate of quality control. As the exclusive ISBN agency in the United States and Australia,  Bowker is the world’s leading authority for bibliographic and publisher information.

Powered by Books In Print

Powered by the over 20 million global titles in Books In Print, used by tens of thousands of retailers, search engines, online retailers and libraries worldwide, our data reaches well beyond just a book description and reviews.

Always Seeking Deeper Title Information

By continuously reaching out to publishers and authors for deeper title information our data can provide additional information such as; synopses, biographies, cover images, subject categories, audience classifications, binding formats. Add to this a gold mine of title reviews, awards lists, media mentions, and bestseller histories, as well as series information and excerpted chapters, and it's no surprise that our array of data-driven products and services have set the industry standard.

Solutions To Improve Conversion Rates

Bowker provides additional solutions to help retailers improve their conversion rates through distributing LibraryThing™, the most comprehensive and best quality independent source for user generated book content on the web. With over one million LibraryThing reviews have been reviewed and approved by a library professional. LibraryThing also has over 13 million ratings, 30 million recommendations and over 100 million content tags.

Publisher Authority Database

Bowker has historically been the most trusted source for bibliographic data. Our comprehensive Publisher Authority Database compiles over 600,000 active publisher profiles, allowing our customers to identify, research, and solidify their purchases.

Take The Guess Work Out Of Ordering

Our Publisher Authority is affiliated with the US ISBN agency, which allows us to verify ISBN ownership and SANs in the U.S., as well as internationally. Accurate publisher and distributor contact information is readily displayed, including direct web address links. Have an ordering or product question? We will quickly lead you to the source.

Distributor Information At Your Fingertips

Distributor information and pricing is always readily available. You can even track publication stock and availability from participating retailers. Purchases have never been easier!

Raw Data License

For organizations with specialized data needs, Bowker provides the option of a raw data site license of Books In Print®. A raw data site license allows your organization to utilize these valuable bibliographic databases, via your own software.

Data On Demand

Data On Demand is designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over the web. Data on Demand allows client programs to easily connect, issue queries, and obtain the data they need using our RESTful APIs.

Our metadata offers a wealth of information related to print books, ebooks, college textbooks, audio books, and more. This is the core data that our customers (retailers, publishers, and bookstores) use every day, and what powers our search and discovery services, like Books In Print® and Syndetic Solutions™.

With Bowker Data On Demand, your programs can more easily connect, query, and obtain the data they need, ensuring easier front-end title discoverability for your customers. With the entry-level version of Data On Demand, you gain access to basic bibliographic data, seamless access to the critical book and ebook metadata you need and a self-contained web application serving custom metadata that can be published, located, and invoked across the web.

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