I currently have 4 books all under one series that are self published. The way I have been setting up the titles through Ingramspark and under my ISBNs has been:
Title: Name of the Book Series
Subtitle: Name of individual book.
I'm wondering if that is correct at all and can't seem to find any information regarding it. Take the Twilight series for example, it tells you it's a series in the actual book title. However a book series like "Left Behind" does not have the series name in the title at all, it is only in the first book, yet we know that each book is a part of that series. I'm going to use Twilight as my example because they are the closest to how I've been titling the books in my series: If I were to assign a book series like Twilight with the individual ISBNs and upload the book to Ingramspark and KDP Amazon, would it be:
Title: The Twilight Saga:
Subtitle: (left blank)
Is there a way to assign individual ISBNs to a specific book series so that a reader who comes across your book, or say a library carrying your books, will know it is a series? I have recently come across information regarding ISSN numbers, but from what I gather, this is not for a book series, but for magazines and other recurring publications. How do you tie together all of your books so that they are recognized globally as a series? KDP Amazon has a box with the option to add your books to a series, but I've seen other self-publishing websites that do not. I have also not seen this option when assigning my ISBN numbers.
So my question is, how do you title books in a series correctly using the "Title/Subtitle", and how do you tie all of your books together through ISBNs?
I setup my ISBN numbers through Bowker if that helps.