as a catalog administrator on edelweiss, you have the ability to manage your own publisher page, create robust catalogs for use in your sales and marketing practices, and much more.
this training page brings together resources to guide you through some key steps in effective catalog administration on edelweiss.
1. Setting Up Your Account and Publisher Page
Before diving into catalog creation, take a moment to become familiar with your Edelweiss homepage and account. This is also a good time to set up your branded publisher page on Edelweiss. When a user searches for your publishing house on Edelweiss, this is where they will land!
Exploring Your Homepage
Navigate the Edelweiss homepage and find the tools you need.
Managing Users & Access
Branding Your Publisher Page
Give your publisher page a branded look with a logo and banner.
Adding Information Pages
Set up additional pages to share with Edelweiss users more about who you are, your contact info, website, and ordering information.
Utilizing the Billing Center
Payments may be made online through your Edelweiss account via the billing center. If you prefer, alternative ways to pay Edelweiss invoices are available.
2. Creating and Populating Catalogs
Once you've set up your account and publisher page, you're ready to create a catalog! Note that, unless you plan to manually create title listings, Edelweiss must first receive and process your data feeds for your books to display on the site. If you are a distributed publisher, your bibliographic data will be sent by your distributor.
Basic Catalog Content Checklist
View a high-level overview of the steps to create a catalog.
Sending Bibliographic Data*
Populate your title data on Edelweiss. Are you a distributed publisher? Bibliographic data is sent by your distributor.
Creating and Editing Catalogs
Build and customize a catalog to facilitate your sales and marketing processes.
Managing Catalog Titles
Add, remove, and re-sequence titles in your catalog.
Managing Catalog Folders
Keep your catalogs organized with folders.
Adding Section Headers
Use section headers to transition between imprints or categories.
Building Catalog Showcases
Emphasize related products or backlist titles with catalog showcases.
Deleting Titles from Edelweiss
Quickly delete every instance of an ISBN in all Edelweiss catalogs.
Best Practices for Cataloging
Explore tips and best practices for creating catalogs on Edelweiss.
3. Managing Title Attributes
As a Catalog Administrator, you can add or edit a variety of attributes for individual titles within your catalog—whether via data feeds or manual input. Keep in mind that any data feed will overwrite manual edits if the edited attribute comes through that feed.
Editing Title Attributes Manually
Managing Title Descriptions
Learn the various ways a catalog admin can update marketing content.
Adding Comps & Related Products
Understand both comp titles and related products, plus how to add and edit them on Edelweiss listings.
Mass Uploading Title Images
Bulk-upload jacket covers, interior illustrations/images, and contributor photos.
Embedding Videos in Title Listings
Embed either YouTube or Vimeo videos in your title listings on Edelweiss.
Mass Updating Title Attributes
Update title attributes en masse. Are you a distributed publisher? Contact your distributor about mass updates.
Sales Rep Training
Catalogs are just one piece of the puzzle. To really see results, make sure your sales team connects with their accounts on Edelweiss.
4. Leveraging Marketing Tools and Review Copies
Take advantage of marketing tools and promotional opportunities that will help you make the most of out of your subscription to Catalog Services.
Booking Edelweiss Promotions
Draw extra attention to your titles with various Edelweiss advertising options.
Loading Event Grids
Collect event proposals for your touring authors from your bookstore accounts.
Uploading Review Copies
Generate pre-publication interest by sharing your titles with the largest audience of book professionals.
Managing & Featuring Reader Reviews
Make sure that a great review is always visible to all users by “Featuring” it.
Sharing Events to Edelweiss Community
Post your upcoming events to Community, our mobile-friendly social networking platform, for free.
Subscribing to Edelweiss Communications
Sign up for helpful newsletters sharing new review copies or tips for publisher users.
5. Exploring Catalog Services Add-Ons
Consider some of our add-ons to Catalog Services, which build on its functionality and offer new possibilities for publishing professionals.
Customizing Documents with Edelweiss Designer
Create sales and marketing materials using Edelweiss Designer, an add-on to Catalog Services.
Using Edelweiss360 for Targeted Marketing
Track title activities and identify sales prospects with Edelweiss360. Many features of 360 are free to Catalog Services subscribers!
Consulting Edelweiss Analytics Data
Gain insight into bookstore sales and inventory data with the add-on, Edelweiss Analytics.