Extract metadata from EPUB eBook

To extract metadata from EPUB e-books GetMetadata method is used. This method allows to extract the following metadata:

NameDescription
titleThe title of the e-book.
subjectThe subject of the e-book.
authorThe name of the e-book’s author.
languageThe language of the e-book.
published-dateThe published date of the e-book.
descriptionThe description of the e-book.
publisherThe publisher of the e-book.
copyrightsThe copyrights of the e-book.

Here are the steps to extract metadata from EPUB e-book:

  • Instantiate Parser object for the initial e-book;
  • Call GetMetadata method and obtain collection of document metadata objects;
  • Iterate through the collection and get metadata names and values.

The following example demonstrates how to extract metadata from EPUB e-book:

// Create an instance of Parser class
using(Parser parser = new Parser(filePath))
{
    // Extract metadata from the e-book
    IEnumerable<MetadataItem> metadata = parser.GetMetadata();
 
    // Iterate over metadata items
    foreach(MetadataItem item in metadata)
    {
        // Print the item name and value
        Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0}: {1}", item.Name, item.Value));
    }
}

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