Archive for January, 2015

Labeling Books Properly

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

See the whole explanation here


So you love comics (who doesn’t) and you want to make sure your collection gets the royal treatment in Bookpedia and Doghouse. Here are a few tips on how to accomplish just that.

The most important thing you can do is label your comic properly so that Doghouse recognizes it as a comic. It’s actually quite simple, all you need to do is set the Format to Comic or Graphic Novel in Bookpedia before submitting it to the Doghouse.

You can also use Genre if you don’t want to set Format to Graphic Novel.

Use the comics field and Doghouse will recognize it as a comic. For example, if you fill out any of these: inker, penciller, letterer, Doghouse will label the entry as a comic because only comics will have these fields.

What if you use Bookpedia in a language other than English? Check the full instructions for details

In Bookpedia create a Smart Collection to quickly locate your comics.

I have a Smart Collection that looks for any of these cases:

Format or Genre contain Comic

Format or Genre contain Graphic Novel

This way I don’t have to worry about anything, just set the Format or Genre and I have all my comics in one place for quick access.


What if I already submitted my comics without these settings?

No problem, we got you covered, simply go into Doghouse and edit them there. In the Doghouse we have 2 buttons for your convenience, the first one is the Comic button, just click to set it to On and voila, your entry is now a comic!

While you’re there, you can also change the Genre or Format to Comic of Graphic Novel, whichever you prefer.

All this is in the Edit Book page.