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Why use Ward McCandlish? (For many reasons - so if you want the short version, jump to the last bullet point…) Because Ward McCandlish supply a complete data management service - not just a piece of software. Because bibliographic data management is a highly specialised and often misunderstood part of the publishing process. Ward McCandlish have considerable experience, in both data management and publishing, that we use to help save clients time and money, and increase sales. Because there are no long-term contracts. Our clients have the option to use our service on a title-by- title basis and our charges include the Nielsen subscription fee. Because we manage Amazon’s data via Advantage or Vendor Central (where required) - a complex and time-consuming process and something that cannot be done via an online database or any other automated system. Because we take on the responsibility for record creation and data uploads, saving our clients time and money. Because each client is supplied with a monthly report which highlights missing data, and a monthly email that reminds them which month’s titles need to be uploaded, ensuring data is available to the trade within the time frame recommended by BIC and required by booksellers. Because we've got everyone covered. We deal direct with Nielsen, Bowker, Amazon, BDS, Bertrams and Gardners, and supply them all with data updates and cover images. Because one of our main aims is to work with our clients in order to achieve a BIC accreditation for them - something we have achieved for four publishers to date (there are only 35 publishers in the UK with any form of BIC accreditation). Because we can output data in the ONIX file format. In addition to supplying the data aggregators with an ONIX file, we can also customise the file for use on a client’s website (to see an example of our website data feed at work, please click here). Because we manage cover image files, resizing as required, uploading to various ftp sites and storing copies on our own website for use with the web links contained within our ONIX files. Because our management service includes acting in an advisory capacity with regard to all bibliographic data management issues. Software is only a small part of the data management process - Ward McCandlish offers the complete data management solution.
Why use Ward McCandlish? (For many reasons - so if you want the short version, jump to the last bullet point…) Because Ward McCandlish supply a complete data management service - not just a piece of software. Because bibliographic data management is a highly specialised and often misunderstood part of the publishing process. Ward McCandlish have considerable experience, in both data management and publishing, that we use to help save clients time and money, and increase sales. Because there are no long-term contracts. Our clients have the option to use our service on a title-by-title basis and our charges include the Nielsen subscription fee. Because we manage Amazon’s data via Advantage or Vendor Central (where required) - a complex and time-consuming process and something that cannot be done via an online database or any other automated system. Because we take on the responsibility for record creation and data uploads, saving our clients time and money. Because each client is supplied with a monthly report which highlights missing data, and a monthly email that reminds them which month’s titles need to be uploaded, ensuring data is available to the trade within the time frame recommended by BIC and required by booksellers. Because we've got everyone covered. We deal direct with Nielsen, Bowker, Amazon, BDS, Bertrams and Gardners, and supply them all with data updates and cover images. Because one of our main aims is to work with our clients in order to achieve a BIC accreditation for them - something we have achieved for four publishers to date (there are only 35 publishers in the UK with any form of BIC accreditation). Because we can output data in the ONIX file format. In addition to supplying the data aggregators with an ONIX file, we can also customise the file for use on a client’s website (to see an example of our website data feed at work, please click here). Because we manage cover image files, resizing as required, uploading to various ftp sites and storing copies on our own website for use with the web links contained within our ONIX files. Because our management service includes acting in an advisory capacity with regard to all bibliographic data management issues. Software is only a small part of the data management process - Ward McCandlish offers the complete data management solution.
 ward mccandlish 2017