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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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Editing Ebook Metadata

Metadata is a crucial component of any ebook. It’s from the metadata that ereaders and ebook stores pull the title, author, publisher, ISBN, and a host of other details needed to identify and classify the ebook within, well, within everywhere ebooks are displayed—ebook store listings, the ereader’s bookshelf, the ereader while reading the book, Books in Print (http://booksinprint.com), the Library of Congress, and so on and so forth. Even while you’re editing the EPUB contents, the metadata is essential to the function of programs such as Sigil and Calibre.

Editing Metadata in the OPF

All the metadata for an EPUB is written as individual lines within the <metadata></metadata> block in the EPUB archive’s OPF file. For example, ...

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