Cover and Metadata Collection Form
The cover and metadate are the most important marketing aspects of any book. It is extremely important that you fill out the following questions as completely as possible. Please do not skip on the BISAC codes, key words and similar covers sections of this form. They are the KEY to placing your book in the optimal category and SEO and producing a cover you would be proud of.

Metadata Collection
Author bios are an important part of the Metadata. In general, a good author bio is 1 to 3 paragraphs long. Be creative.
Online retailer Author Pages, Social Media Pages and an Author Website are essential to marketing your book.

Author Centra Page:
Smashwords Author Page:

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Snail Mail Address:
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BISAC Subject Heading codes are extremely important for online and brick&mortar stores. Please follow this LINK, find 3-5 BISAC codes that you feel apply to your book and enter them below.
Rebel books will fall primarily under the classification Fiction, though Juvenile Fiction, True Crime and Biography/Autobiography may apply in certain cases. Most of the other general categories listed on that page would be for non-fiction works. If you feel none of the BISAC codes fit your book, choose 2 or 3 that come close.
Try to avoid any subject heading that contains the word General. 'General' is the kiss of death. Also, try to be more specific than 'literary' or 'classics'. The more refined your BISAC codes are, the better chance your book has of being discovered.

Keywords are very important. Most online sites allow up to 7 keywords. Give this some thought and enter 7 of the most relevant keywords you feel best describe your book. Try NOT to be general. If your book is about an invasion of 'left-handed, cross-eyed Zombies, don't just use 'Zombies' as a keyword, use 'left-handed cross-eyed Zombies' instead. Please do try to come up with 7. Remember, the more keywords you have and the more accurate they are, the easier it will be for readers to find YOUR book.
It is best to avoid terms like 'novel', or terms that describe the genre of your book such as 'thriller' or 'drama' or 'literary fiction'. Be as specific as you can.
If your book is historical fiction, using 'historical fiction' as a keyword is a waste as the BISAC code will cover that. Rather note the historical time period: Roman Empire or Middle Ages or American Civil War. Below is an example of keywords for the novel Stealing the Marbles
parthenon, parthenon marbles, greece, kefelonia, british museum, lord elgin, elgin marbles

The sad reality of today's publishing world is that fully 90% of promotional efforts fall squarely on the shoulders of the author. That is why long before your book is ready for launch, you need to start planning how you will go about the business of getting recognition for your book and ultimately selling it.
Most online sites require both a Short Description and a Long Description of a book. Your short description is quite often your Logline (you really should have one, you know) either raw or fleshed out a bit if it's real short. It should be no more than a sentence or two, generally less than 300 characters and should hit the core of the story. Here are some examples of a Short Description:
At the turn of the 19th century, Lord Elgin stole pieces of the Parthenon and shipped them to England.
At the turn of the 21st century, Danny Samsel is going to steal them back.

A killer with a penchant for inventive and macabre deaths challenges an FBI Agent with an equally unusual imagination and sense of humour.

For a boy to learn of the pleasures and pains of adult life, all it takes is One Hot Summer.
The Long Description of a book is NOT a synopsis. It is the jacket or back cover copy. It needs to grab the reader by the throat and force them to open the book so make it punchy and quick, hitting only the major highlights of your book. If, while reading your long description aloud, your heart doesn't begin to race and your fingers aren't twitching to open something, it's not right. Often your Logline or the opening line of your short description is the best one to use for first line of the long description. Often, the long description is combined with the short description. The entire long description should be 300 to 500 words.
Cover Information
Getting the right cover for your book is very important. Please give this a great deal of thought and do the research necessary to provide the following information. This information will be given to the cover artist chosen to create your cover.