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How to Avoid Counterfeit Books

Book Publishing Industry By July 26, 2023 Tags: , ,

How to Avoid Counterfeit Books

Everyone, who has worked in the book industry for a significant period of time, is aware of the counterfeit books problem. So when you source books not directly from a publisher, e.g., buy used books from the general public, organizations, or even Amazon, you need to check if the books you purchase are genuine.

It is important to distinguish between counterfeit books and international or Eastern Economy editions, which are produced legally. Counterfeit books are produced illegally and are often sold by third-party sellers on various marketplaces, including the biggest ones. Like all pirated copies of copyrighted works, they are against the law.

How Booklinker Uses ISBNdb to Help Authors Sell More Books

Customer Success Stories By July 25, 2023 Tags: , ,

At ISBNdb.com our aim is to provide the largest ISBN database possible for publishers, booksellers, software developers, libraries, educational institutions, and all other organizations involved in the book industry. It’s a great pleasure for us to find out about new interesting ways of the ISBNdb book database usage by our customers. Today we’re happy to share the Booklinker team story, introduced by Austin Tuwiner, the Growth Manager at Booklinker.

ISBN Lookup as the Most Reliable Method to Find the Right Book

Book Data By July 6, 2023 Tags: , , ,

ISBN Lookup for Book Professionals

ISBNs, or International Standard Book Numbers, play an integral role in book identification and handling. Publishers, booksellers, software developers, libraries, educational institutions, and all other organizations from the book industry rely on ISBNs in their everyday work. Nowadays ISBNs are used in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Book Collection Management Made Easy by Collectorz.com (CLZ)

Customer Success Stories By June 14, 2023 Tags: , ,

It’s a great pleasure for us to introduce Alwin Hoogerdijk, the founder of Collectorz.com. Alwin kindly shared with us the inspiring story of his business, which started as a hobby and, unexpectedly for him, grew into a company with a number of successful software products. Please read on to learn more about how it all started, what solutions Alwin and his team came up with, and their future plans.

The Future of Book Data: The Role of AI in the Book Industry (2024)

Book Data By June 8, 2023 Tags: , ,

AI and Machine Learning in the Book Industry

The book industry has been undergoing significant changes over the past few years, with advancements in technology and changes in consumer preferences affecting the way books are produced, sold, and read. One area where technology is having a significant impact is the collection, analysis, and application of book data. In particular, AI and machine learning are playing an increasingly important role in the book industry, enabling publishers, booksellers, and marketers to gain insights into consumer behavior, improve their marketing strategies, and make more informed decisions about the books they produce and sell.

Book Identification in Pre-ISBN Era

Book Publishing Industry By May 22, 2023 Tags: , , ,

Book Identification in Pre-ISBN Era

We are used to searching by ISBN as the easiest way to find book data. However, ISBN is a relatively new book identification method, widely adopted in the 1970s.

When Johannes Gutenberg produced the first printed book in the fifteenth century, he probably wasn’t too concerned about book identification – his printed books never carried even his name or publishing date. That wasn’t a big deal because the book industry was in its infancy, and few books were published back in the day.