I’m not gonna lie – when the other hosts told me we were having an episode on “metadata,” I just smiled and nodded as they spouted off all sorts of strategies and ideas for improvement. I had no idea what metadata was, much less how to perfect it!
I have since learned that metadata, as the name itself somewhat implies, is the “big picture” of your book, in a digital sense; it is the “bare bones” information, such as its general content (fiction) and subject matter (“short stories,” for example). This information is what web crawlers and search engines will use to return your book as a result when certain terms are searched in Google, for example, or when customers are trying to find something new to read on Amazon.
Who wouldn’t want their book to be the first result that pops up when a person types in the word, “gripping crime dama?” Okay, so maybe if you write romance, this would not excite you, but I think you are getting the picture – metadata is important!
Tune in to today’s episode to find out how to make the most of your metadata.
See you there,