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Every published book must have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). This identifier distinguishes each format of individual books. It's required to offer a book for sale and to register a book with the Library of Congress.
Securing ISBNs is a simple process but can be opaque to first-time authors. How to get ISBN numbers is a frequently asked question among our authors. In this post we'll cover the how many ISBNs you need, where to buy ISBNs, and how much ISBNs cost.
Where to Get an ISBN
Indie authors have two options for securing ISBNs for their work:
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Choosing to self-publish your book is a big decision. By publishing independently, you take on the responsibilities of the author and the publisher. So it's important to approach the process with an understanding of what's entailed.
Self-publishing for the right reasons will help you make the commitment to producing and promoting an exceptional book. Before we dig into the process and great reasons to self-publish, let's look at a few poor reasons to choose independent publication.
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Choosing appropriate and specific keywords ensures that the right readers find your book. Although the process is often overlooked, taking a few minutes to research keywords can make a big difference in your book's visibility and sales.
In this post and the video below, we'll walk through a simple method for identifying and selecting keywords.
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