What we do
BDS offers a range of stand-alone and integrated services to publishers. BDSData links your publications to both physical and online retail sales and offers access to the library market. BDSWeb links your metadata to sales and product management systems that cover multi-currency websites, online marketing campaigns and hosting with full CMS control. BDSDesign creates your brand, your marketing material, your attention-grabbing website and your exhibition stand. Together, BDS metadata, web and design offer publishers a unique package built on over twenty years’ experience working with the book trade.
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What our customers say...
SAGE looks to BDS for expertise and guidance on both the MARC data standard and library cataloging expectations. We rely on their high-quality work to enable discovery of our ebooks and we are grateful to BDS for their partnership in developing MARC records for new born-digital publications, like streaming video.
Lettie Conrad, Executive Product Analysis Manager, Online Products Team, SAGE
OUP has been receiving library-quality MARC records from BDS both for our own e-resources and for those of our partner presses for nearly six years. We’ve always found them responsive to our deadlines, sometimes at very short notice, quick to query problems so we can resolve them and excellent communicators. We would be delighted to recommend them to other ebook publishers.
Oxford University Press
BDS provides a unique and vital service to Scottish publishers. BDS ensures that data on Scottish books is efficiently distributed to all those potential customers, library services and others who need it and use it. That means - simply - for publishers, that if you send BDS your data, they will help to increase your sales. They are also always unfailingly nice and efficient to work with - it’s always a pleasure to be in touch with a lovely team. We are very grateful to BDS for helping us to grow our business. Thank you very much!
Liz Small, Waverley Books
Raintree and Curious Fox have worked with BDS for many years. Their service makes sure that all our books are coded expertly to ensure they can be found by the reader in the library. A close working relationship always ensures that our books are in the right place and we often liaise with them to make sure that the information supplied is accurate enabling them to correctly code and send this information to libraries everywhere.
Carol Bee, National Trade Sales Manager, Raintree and Curious Fox
Faber & Faber have been supplying ONIX to BDS for many years and we have successfully upgraded to an ONIX 3.0 feed with no disruption. We generally have few queries, but those that do arise are dealt with promptly.
Azar Hussain, Head of Data, Faber & Faber
In the twelve years we have been working with BDS, managing bibliographic data for UK publishers, they have proven to be efficient, friendly and highly professional.
Paul Ward, Ward McCandlish
I have worked with Dorothy Reid and the BDS team for many years now, and it has always been a pleasure! It is not only the excellence of the service they offer, it is the fact that BDS are always friendly and approachable and go out of their way to help.
Pat Vance, Sales Administration, Compass Independent Publishing Services
We have worked with BDS for over twenty-five years and, in that time, we have always found the staff very friendly and very helpful. BDS are very efficient and pay a great attention to detail – this is so important when dealing with publishers’ bibliographic data.
Julie Sankey, Sales Office Manager, The Crowood Press
BDS and Dorothy Reid have been nothing short of pleasurable over the many years I’ve worked with them. Always friendly, speedy, and communicative.
Karen Maine, Co-Publisher, Daunt Books
At W F Howes we believe in the importance of providing contemporary popular titles in up-to-date media formats. This new deal with BDS allows us to extend and enhance our offering to libraries into the field of e-books while maintaining our core publishing values of quality, range and value.
Dominic White, Head of Publishing and Commerce, W F Howes
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