Archive for the ‘LibraryThing for Publishers’ Category

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Publishers: Edit your book links and dates

We’ve introduced a few changes to LibraryThing for Publishers to help publishers get their books in, and the data right.

Each publisher/imprint now has a “Your titles” link, which takes you to a page where you can change the URL and publication date of books.

Small publishers may find this easier than the Simple LibraryThing Format, that encourages you to put ISBN and URL in the same uploading spreadsheet. I used this feature to help Small Beer Press, Chin Music Press, Myrmidon Books.

You can now also change your “Preferred source” for book data, to get titles, authors and publication dates from,, and others.

Labels: LibraryThing for Publishers

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Publishers: Another way to upload your books

Since last week, participating in LibraryThing for Publishers has exploded, with 800% more titles and 21 new publishers.

To help more publishers join we’ve added a handy second format for publishers to upload their titles to LibraryThing for Publishers, which skips over the need to have an ISBN-based URL to every book. We used this format to upload from RAND Corporation and Mercer University Press, who would not otherwise have been able to participate.

The format is CSV (Comma-Separated Values) which can be exported by most programs including Excel and Google Docs, and conforms to spreadsheets produced by title-management applications. So long as every row contains both an ISBN—ISBN10 or ISBN13, with separators or not—and a URL, we’ll spot it and make the link. Other columns can be present or absent, as wanted.

The option is available in the “Upload Catalog Titles” section of each publisher or imprint.

Labels: LibraryThing for Publishers, Uncategorized

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Publishers: How to take advantage of LibraryThing for Publishers

I’ve made a five-minute screencast explaining how publishers can join the newly-announced LibraryThing for Publishers.

Email with questions.

Labels: LibraryThing for Publishers, new feature, new features