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Adding or editing metadata

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Adding or editing even really detailed metadata is fairly simple inside of Sigil. So then, if I tab through to the Then I've already got some data in this modification field here.

Adding or editing metadata

Adding or editing even really detailed metadata is fairly simple inside of Sigil. To access the metadata for your file, you come across this eye icon on the top here, and click. That will open up and then you can start to work through the fields here. So, of course, the title of this particular work is A Study in Scarlet. So then, if I tab through to the author field, where I can type Arthur Conan Doyle. I'm going to go the File As field, and of course, this needs to be noted in reverse.

So, sort of, Conan Doyle, then a comma, Arthur. Just there. The language is English. Choose from any of the language there if that were appropriate. Then I've already got some data in this modification field here. This date field. And I'm just going to remove that like so. Now I can add some basic metadata from here. And these are the different categories I might choose. So if I have an ISBN number for example, I can click on this, and so on.

You'll see that as I click through these, I get a brief explanation underneath of where they would be relevant. So I'm just going to come down to Type, just here, the nature or genre or content of the resource. I'm going to click OK. And then in the value field, I'm going to type fiction, comma, literature, just there. I want to add some role information, so I'm going to click Role here. And there are several different roles associated with this, so I happen to be the book designer and the book producer here.

Of course, you happen to be if you're working along with this, a book designer. And in the value, I am going to pop my name just inside of there, and in the role type I'm going to leave that as contributor. In File As I opt to put my name there in reverse notation like Tony, just there, I will add one more and the row and the cover designer also for my sense. So if I just go to cover designer, just there.

I'm going to have my name in this particular instance. And in File As, I'm also reverse notate that, like so. Once I've done that, click OK. And that's how easy it is to edit or add metadata in Sigil.

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Creating Ebooks for the Kindle

46 video lessons · 1611 viewers

Tony Harmer
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  1. 3m 58s
    1. Welcome
      48s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      56s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 14s
  2. 8m 10s
    1. IDPF, AZW, and other formats
      1m 44s
    2. Why so many formats?
      1m 33s
    3. calibre and Sigil (where to get them and what they do)
      3m 17s
    4. Kindle Previewer
      1m 36s
  3. 5m 44s
    1. InDesign CS4 to CC
      2m 47s
    2. The Kindle Plugin for InDesign
      2m 57s
  4. 14m 50s
    1. From Word to EPUB
      4m 40s
    2. From Pages to EPUB
      2m 35s
    3. From plain text to EPUB
      4m 31s
    4. Adding images to plain-text conversions
      2m 11s
    5. From HTML or XHTML to EPUB
      53s
  5. 23m 28s
    1. What tools are out there?
      1m 22s
    2. KindleGen
      2m 7s
    3. What can Sigil do?
      2m 21s
    4. A tour of calibre
      4m 36s
    5. A brief XHTML primer
      7m 4s
    6. A brief CSS primer
      5m 58s
  6. 29m 14s
    1. Adding a cover
      2m 36s
    2. Adding or editing metadata
      1m 54s
    3. One file per chapter
      3m 9s
    4. Renaming files
      3m 20s
    5. Building the table of contents
      4m 54s
    6. Adding or editing links
      5m 13s
    7. Loading a dictionary
      2m 8s
    8. Checking spelling
      1m 54s
    9. Validating your EPUB
      4m 6s
  7. 25m 55s
    1. Adding a cover
      1m 21s
    2. Adding or editing metadata
      2m 33s
    3. One file per chapter
      3m 43s
    4. Renaming files
      3m 16s
    5. Building the table of contents
      3m 12s
    6. Adding or editing links
      2m 49s
    7. Loading a dictionary
      1m 17s
    8. Checking spelling
      1m 17s
    9. Validating your EPUB
      6m 27s
  8. 20m 20s
    1. Converting with calibre
      1m 58s
    2. Converting with KindleGen
      5m 29s
    3. Kindle Previewer
      5m 20s
    4. Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
      2m 37s
    5. Amazon's lending options
      1m 31s
    6. Looking inside
      1m 36s
    7. Forums
      1m 49s
  9. 1m 36s
    1. Where to go from here
      1m 36s

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