While we all continue to adjust to new ways of working in the current climate we recognise that the retail environment has changed significantly during 2020. In a time where we have seen so many book purchases move online, and pressure on high street stores to produce a very carefully curated selection of titles for their customer base, the need for high quality metadata is more important than ever.

Our Publisher Health Check report will provide an overview on the quality of the data Nielsen Book holds for your titles. We will provide you with statistics around your data completeness and make recommendations on how you can improve your title listings ensuring all your metadata elements are complete and up-to-date.

According to Nielsen Book’s latest research titles meeting the BIC basic requirements enjoy double the average sales of books that don’t meet that standard and books with the five key descriptive data elements on average experience sales three times higher than those with no descriptive elements.


There are three packages available depending on what data you currently supply to us:

Silver Health Check

For publishers, distributors or sales reps with fewer than 500 title records.

Gold Health Check

For publishers, distributors or sales reps with between 500 and 25,000 title records.

Platinum Health Check

For publishers, distributors or sales reps with over 25,000 title records.

The reports will feedback on the elements you have listed with us and will provide guidance on how to improve your listings. The Silver and Gold Health Checks will provide feedback based on your full list of titles. The Platinum Health Check will provide feedback based on a sample of 1,000 ISBNs.


We are offering IPG Members a 15% discount off our Publisher Health Check, simply sign up before 31 December 2020.

For more information or to apply for your Publisher Health Check please complete this form.

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