The ISBN is a unique identifier for a book or other book-like product (such as an audiobook) that specifies its format, edition, and publisher.
There are many reasons to purchase an ISBN for your title, including:
An ISBN improves the likelihood your book will be found and purchased
An ISBN links to essential information about your book
An ISBN enables more efficient marketing and distribution of your title
Most retailers require ISBNs
Correct use of the ISBN allows different product forms and editions of a book, printed or digital, to be differentiated clearly, ensuring that customers receive the version they require
An ISBN helps you collect and analyze book sales data
An ISBN ensures your book’s information will be stored in the Books In Print database
Books In Print is consulted by publishers, retailers and libraries around world when searching for title information
The ISBN conveys no legal or copyright protection, however, the use of ISBNs for publications is prescribed by law in some countries
In some countries a book will be charged higher tax if it does not have an ISBN
ISBNs are the global standard for book identification
How many ISBNs do I need?
You will need one ISBN for each edition and format of your book. The ISBN identifies the publisher as well as the specific book title, edition and format (hardback, paperback, ePub, PDF, Mobi, Audio…). Any variation of a book would require the use of a unique ISBN to identify it properly. This allows retailers to help the customer understand exactly which version of a title they are purchasing. So, you should consider:
How many book titles you are planning to publish
How many formats will each title be created in
Do you plan to publish future revised editions of these titles
You can purchase ISBNs in advance and register your titles any time after they are obtained.
ISBNs never expire.
1 ISBN $125
Identify one book in one format
Get Into Books In Print
Register yourself as Publisher
Appear in relevant databases
10 ISBNs $295
Why this is your best value:
Each format of your book requires its own ISBN
Most books average two to three ISBNs to accommodate all published formats
You will have enough ISBNs for multiple books
Savings! You’re getting your ISBNs at only $29.50 each
ISBNs never expire; use them as needed
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