BDS Celebrates

BDS is celebrating 25 years serving the book trade.

BDS saw the dawn of the Internet revolution and capitalised on its potential to provide a centralised cataloguing service. It has grown to supply metadata on international publications in English, and includes books, e-books, audiobooks, film, music and games via data feeds and web-based applications to the industry as a whole, including wholesalers, publishers and booksellers around the world.

In a sector where digital and online sales are growing at such a fast rate, excellent metadata is a primary requirement to ensure discoverability and delivery.

BDS web services complement its metadata, offering cutting edge sales platforms for retail, online and in-store, built upon 25 years experience working with some of the world’s leading publishers and booksellers.

That’s why it’s time to talk to BDS for the best metadata supply, book trade websites, both matched by excellent customer service.


Publishers should write to to or call Dorothy Reid on 01387 702252 or Keith Walters on 01387 702751 to discover what BDS does to make their publications visible in the marketplace worldwide.


For trade enquiries or to find out how BDS metadata can transform your business, contact Barry Smith on 07725 001833 or


To find out about websites built by BDS and how BDS has become a key player in websites for the book industry, write to Eric Green, Managing Director of BDSDigital on


Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales, is ready to answer all your questions on how BDS metadata keeps library catalogues up-to-date and engaging. Contact Sarah on


For general enquiries and an opportunity to get an overview of what the BDS package can do for your book business, write to our Managing Director, Lesley Whyte on

Whatever your enquiry BDS will be delighted to talk with you.