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What Is Metadata And How Can It Help Me As An Author?

Posted at 3:20PM Thursday 22 May 2014

The word metadata sounds potentially confusing but is really very simple. Its direct translation is "data about data". When we're talking about books, it simply means all the information about your book that isn't the story itself. This can be anything from the title, to the traditional blurb, to the tags that make it easier for search engines to find your book.

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