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irfat

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Meta data
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 3:41 AM
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What is metadata for a paperback . i am gerting an error nessage that my metadata does not match with specification provided . what i am missing to understand ?
writerbn

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Re: Meta data
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:38 AM   in response to: irfat in response to: irfat
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Metadata is all the information you entered during the publishing process--title, subtitle, author name, etc. Most likely, you have a minor difference between one of those fields and the actual book file.

However, you would do best to abandon KDP Print beta and got to Createspace instead. Read the hundreds of threads on the forums about problems with KDP Print if you want to know why.
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Re: Meta data
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:34 PM   in response to: irfat in response to: irfat
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Metadata is information about information -- really! In the case of the book, it's the stuff you entered on the first tab of the publishing process, called Book Details.

Most likely you have a subtle difference between the title or author as shown on the cover as compared to the Book Details. Recently a poster here had a 3 on one and a Three on the other.

And yes: abandon KDP Buggy Print and get thee to CreateSpace.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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