"I'm confident our ONIX metadata is good." Nick Judd, Pharmaceutical Press

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Get your ONIX metadata complete – quickly and easily

Consonance has many ways to make ONIX metadata maintenance painless, such as data checks, plentiful links to let you jump straight to the right part of the system, and a dropdown list of the ISBN13 list you bought from Nielsen or Bowker to keep your ISBNs accurate automatically.

Data checks

Industry-leading guidance

Get BIC, BISAC and Thema subject codes, keywords and other crucial details just right. Consonance presents industry advice on Thema, BIC and BISAC codes at the right time, in the right place, so you get the sales benefit of well-classified books.

Thema subject classification listings in Consonance

Complex ONIX data, without the complexity

Setting up an ONIX feed is not as simple as it sounds. We send over seventy flavours of ONIX file to recipients who have all interpreted the standard slightly differently. It's our problem, not yours: we liase all the time with recipients to accommodate their requirements. Because our code is modern and malleable, and our approach is pragmatic and can-do, we bend and flex where others snap. Read more.

Keep the whole team informed about metadata updates and changes.

Most software marketed as ONIX for books metadata software for publishers produces just one simple flavour of ONIX. But Consonance is a comprehensive publishing management system, producing Slack notifications, as well as issues management, an audit trail, in-app notes, internal briefing notes and team memberships. It means everyone in the company is on the same page.

Your data in one place, up-to-date and accessible, wherever you are.

Consonance's peerless usability makes it easy for the whole team to update data as soon as it changes. And by empowering the publishing team to enter and export data to ever increasing standards of timeliness, completion, effectiveness and accuracy, your books are more discoverable and appealing, and sell more at higher prices.

More reading on APIs, ONIX & data feeds

  • A non-technical, beginners’ guide to ONIX for Books
  • Why incremental ONIX data changes are best, and hard
  • ONIX Standard: not very standard
  • How APIs can make publishing more efficient
  • How to create a catalogue automatically using an ONIX file and InDesign
  • Three ways to do more with ONIX feeds
  • A publisher’s guide to APIs
  • The insiders’ guide to an ONIX file
  • Book a demo of Consonance. Co-ordinated, integrated title management for the modern publisher.