BDS Celebrates 25 Years

BDS is celebrating 25 years serving the book trade. Why not come and talk with us on stand 2A81 at this year’s London Book Fair and find out how BDS metadata and web services can help you?

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.

Our expert team will be on stand throughout the Fair.


Publishers should write to to make an appointment or call Dorothy Reid on 01387 702252 or Keith Walters on 01387 702751.


For trade enquiries or to find out how BDS metadata can transform your business, make an appointment with 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, make an appointment with Eric Green, Managing Director of BDSDigital on


Sarah Armitage, Director of Library Sales, will also be present to answer questions from libraries. Contact Sarah on


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

Whatever your enquiry BDS will be delighted to meet you.