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The book-info microformat

In discussions about the hReview microformat, it has been suggested that it would be useful to have a book-info format to markup book metadata. This page is dedicated to developing such a format. The book-info-examples page has examples of pages that present book information, particularly reviews.

See also citation. In fact, books are entirely covered by citation, so efforts should be focused on finalizing that format.

Book metadata

Information about a book commonly includes:

  • book title
  • book author - see hCard
  • book editor(s) - see hCard
  • book translator - see hCard
  • classification (e.g. fiction, non-fiction)
  • cover thumbnail
  • price - see proposed currency microformat
  • publisher - see hCard
  • date of publication
  • number of pages
  • ISBN