Adding ISBNs, Formats, Pub Dates and Publisher Details Follow
We have brought the following steps together since they appear in close succession within the title's record, and because these are all mandatory fields for various bibliographic data feeds.
This is the tab where you will want to add the title's format, whether that be a Hardback, Paperback, etc.
The options will appear in a drop-down menu. To see more than the usual formats, click on See All and a list, like the one above, will expand.
Please note that if you have a title name that comes in several formats, you can merge all formats together so that all formats appear within this tab. Following is an example of how it will look in the Product Form sub tab once you do:
By the time your system is up and running, you should have already had Stison configure your ISBN list to the system. Therefore, you can draw from the list as you go. If this has not been done, here are instructions for how to add ISBNs to your system.
In the following screen shot, we have marked with red arrows the easiest ways to add your ISBN to a title record. You can either expand the screen to show your ISBN list, or you can simply ask the system to choose the next ISBN.
The system has been set up so that you cannot allocate the same ISBN to two different titles or formats.
Click on the blue Update button when you are finished in order to save your work.
Click over into the next tab called Publication. The items that we have marked with red arrows below are the key information to add:
Country of Publication - this information was already configured onto your system by the time you've come to use it. Change it only if it is necessary.
Publication Date - click into the field and a calendar will come up. Choose the relevant date. In the example above, this title is already published.
Product Availability - choose the relevant item from the drop-down menu that appears when you click into the field. Please note that if your title is publishing in the future, the relevant item here would be: Forthcoming. You'll notice that there are others fields of data that you may want to add at this stage in the process. Feel free to do so!
Click Update when you are done.
When your Stison Title Management system was set up, the Imprint and Publisher information was already configured. When you get to this part of the title's record, you'll want to click on the Imprint/Publisher and choose from the drop-down menu that comes up.
You will then need to determine the key Audience for the book. In the screenshot below, we have already clicked onto the drop-down menu that appears there. It's pretty typical to be using General/Trade or Children/Juvenile.
Once this information is all in place, click onto the blue Update button at the bottom of the screen to save it. You are now ready to move to the next step: Adding Prices and Suppliers.
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