DATA: Publishers & Home Entertainment
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BDS creates and distributes industry-standard data that helps publishers gain sales and increase market profile directed at the trade, public and academic sectors.

BDS works with content providers of all home entertainment media, including downloadable content, DVD and Blu-ray, music, video games and books. We work with publishers of any size or specialism. Inclusion of your titles in the BDS database is a service offered free of charge to publishers.

For more information about how to work with BDS see How to work with BDS.

Publishers wishing to achieve direct sales of digital content to libraries see MARC for digital content.

BDS also offers publishers comprehensive web and design services. See our BDS Web and BDS Design online information.


Why Work with BDS?

There are two ways in which working with BDS may help your organisation or business. Firstly, by submitting details of your products to BDS, they will automatically be included in our database. The product information will be available to potential buyers, including retailers, e-tailers, suppliers and libraries.
Secondly you may use BDS data to populate your own online catalogues, use for advertising, stock control and marketing.

Huge outreach

Inclusion in our services means you will reach our wide customer base including the British Library, public and academic libraries throughout the UK and abroad, retailers, multi-media specialists, official bodies, charities, shopping comparators and e-marketplaces and digital platform providers. They in turn will be promoting your products to their customers or consumers.

By working with BDS a publisher is assured of an accurate record for all its publications. BDS is Britain’s leading supplier of bibliographic data to libraries and library suppliers with an ever-increasing presence in the trade sector.

Exceeding expectations

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BDS data goes far beyond what is needed for sourcing an item. It includes jacket and internal images, a description, text extracts, streaming video trailers and audio-clips.

BDS specialises in the promotion of publishers’ information in the MARC format, a data standard used by libraries to store and exchange information around the world. In a non-library context this data offers the most complete and accurate record possible for retailers and e-tailers to promote and sell titles.

BDS creates records for hardbacks, paperbacks, e-books and audio-books, graphic novels, music CDs, DVDs, BluRays, VoD and computer games. New title information and any subsequent alterations to that information that you supply is sent out on a daily basis, which means that the most current information on your publications is always available.

Your choice, consistent quality

However you choose to use BDS data you are assured of an accurate, information-rich record for all your publications that meets all current standards, including those employed in the library sector as well the commercial sector. Because we are experts in the field of data standards you will save time and money while avoiding the pitfalls that require specialised members of staff and dedicated resources.

For more information about how to work with BDS see How to work with BDS.

Publishers wishing to achieve direct sales of digital content to libraries see MARC for digital content.