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Trendspotting: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market

Webinar | Feb. 9, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET | Free

Trendspotting: Book subjects on the move in the Canadian market

This webinar will use the most up-to-date data to reveal the emerging trends in the types of books Canadians are buying. Are Canadians still buying backlist? Are we letting go of mysteries and thrillers but walking into the embrace of Romance? BookNet Canada SalesData expert Monique Mongeon and Ampersand’s Pavan Ranu dig deep into the data to show you the book subjects on the move and uncover the relationship between trends in gift product and whether they’re similar to subject trends in books!

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ONIX: Essentials Plus

Training | Feb. 27, March 1, and March 3, 1 p.m. ET | $298.94

ONIX Essentials Plus

In this three-session course, Graham Bell introduces the ONIX standard and the essentials of producing, managing, and disseminating book metadata. This course gives you all the vital information to understand the basics of ONIX and how it’s used in the book industry. It mixes the background and theory of metadata with real-world practice and guidance in an approachable but authoritative way. This year, the course has been extended with the addition of more information on metadata for digital products.

This course is suitable for beginners with no knowledge of ONIX, but it is also of value to those who are already familiar with ONIX. It is aimed at staff with management responsibility for product metadata, either in editorial, IT, marketing or production within a publishing house, or in similar roles within distribution and retailing. It is not highly technical, but software developers seeking to understand ONIX would benefit greatly from this course.

This training spans 13.5 hours over three days:

  • Monday, February 27 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT
  • Wednesday, March 1 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT
  • Friday, March 3 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT

You must be in Canada and have a Canadian mailing address to attend.

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ONIX: Essentials Plus

Training | March 7, March 8, and March 9, 1 p.m. ET | $298.94

ONIX Essentials Plus

In this three-session course, Graham Bell introduces the ONIX standard and the essentials of producing, managing, and disseminating book metadata. This course gives you all the vital information to understand the basics of ONIX and how it’s used in the book industry. It mixes the background and theory of metadata with real-world practice and guidance in an approachable but authoritative way. This year, the course has been extended with the addition of more information on metadata for digital products.

This course is suitable for beginners with no knowledge of ONIX, but it is also of value to those who are already familiar with ONIX. It is aimed at staff with management responsibility for product metadata, either in editorial, IT, marketing or production within a publishing house, or in similar roles within distribution and retailing. It is not highly technical, but software developers seeking to understand ONIX would benefit greatly from this course.

This training spans 13.5 hours over three days:

  • Tuesday, March 7 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT
  • Wednesday, March 8 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT

You must be in Canada and have a Canadian mailing address to attend.

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ONIX: Advanced Topics

Training | March 14 and March 16, 1 p.m. ET | $298.94

ONIX Advanced topics

This two-session modular course introduces advanced aspects of the ONIX standard and associated metadata.

It builds upon the knowledge of ONIX gained through the Essentials training course, and covers more advanced features of book metadata, identifiers, and ONIX for Books, including its use with ebooks and the latest features of ONIX 3.0. The exact course content is varied according to the interests of the attendees.

It mixes the detail of metadata theory and practice with real-world supply chain effectiveness in an experienced, pragmatic but authoritative way. There is also time in the course for detailed discussion of issues raised by the attendees about their own metadata and associated business processes.

This course is suitable for those with a good background knowledge of publishing and some experience working with ONIX. It is aimed at staff with management responsibility for product metadata and at software developers seeking more in-depth domain knowledge. Before joining this course, attendees should have attended the ONIX Essentials course, or have gained extensive experience of metadata management and ONIX over several years.

This training spans eight and a half hours over two days:

  • Tuesday, March 14 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, March 16 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT

You must be in Canada and have a Canadian mailing address to attend.

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