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CreateSpace ISBNs are real, legitimate ISBNs. You can use them to distribute your book anywhere in the world. The key limitation is this: If your book has a CreateSpace ISBN, you must buy your copies from CreateSpace. That is, you can't use another printer to print books with an ISBN you got from CreateSpace. You can find the "details" here: https://www....


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ISBN are used for books. ISSN are used for newspapers, magazines and such. The ISSN identifies the serial as a whole, this months issue has the same ISSN as last months, and all other months.


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Book titles are often duplicated quite by accident, and there is pretty much no way of preventing other people from publishing a book with the same title. It happens all the time, and as long as the title isn't something trademarked (like something in the Star Wars universe), it's generally not a problem. I'd recommend you concentrate on writing the book, ...


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You require the barcode as an image that you can place on the cover just like (for example) the thumbnail picture of the author. There are plenty of free software packages that will generate barcodes in different styles. Be careful that the one you choose "understands" the requirements of ISBN. Online Barcode Generator provided on a web page by Terry ...


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It absolutely SHOULD be different for both formats. That said... If it were published by a big publisher, I'd be totally confident that it would be. But I don't know anything about the NHBS, so it's not impossible that they've gotten a little sloppy and not bothered. And Amazon is a bit worrisome because they have their own book numbering system, and ...


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(picture can be found here: dLSoft) 978-3-16-148410-0 is the ISBN (number). The vertical strokes below that number are the barcode (which represents the number above).


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Minor corrections do not need a new ISBN. But you do need a new ISBN for new editions, revised editions, and different formats. A change in cover does not require a new ISBN. Adding chapters or paragraphs makes it a new edition, and technically it should have a new ISBN. That said, many publishers bend the rules because in the US and UK, ISBNs are ...


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The original question: "If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?" No. But I would add to what others have written above. Amazon CreateSpace (not including KindleSelect) does not restrict you from selling your book elsewhere. You just cant use their ISBN to publish the book ...


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In the US, the ISBN registrar Bowker allows changing the title. Their FAQ does not say anything about the ramifications of doing that. If you got the ISBN from someone else, ask whoever assigned the ISBN to your book. Once you assign an ISBN, your registrar will distribute the information, e.g. to Books In Print. So there my be catalogs with the old title, ...


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Please check the FAQ! The purpose of the ISBN is to establish and identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher and is unique to that edition, allowing for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, universities, wholesalers and distributors. It will vary from each specific edition and publisher and it makes ...


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Further issues worth mentioning ... An ISBN is a product identifier, not a book identifier, although the products eligible for ISBN assignment are generally books, or products closely related to books. The product is usually a single volume book, but a set of three different books sold as a single unit, or a set of ten of the same books sold as a single ...


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Do nothing. When you create a contract with a traditional publisher, they will tell you what to do. Almost certainly they'll want to use their own ISBNs. As for the ISBN itself, it's done with. Can an ISBN be reused? No, once a title is published with an ISBN on it, the ISBN can never be used again. Even if a title goes out of print, the ISBN ...


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ISBN or International Standard Book Number is a unique number assigned to a book. It is issued by a central ISBN agency in your country. In USA, you can obtain your ISBN numbers from the Bowker Agency. So the basic difference between 2 is just of the form. As ISBN is just a Number and ISBN Barcode is a Barcode. ISBN Barcode is a unique commercial book ...


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Since your question specifically addressed ISBNs, I will limit my response to only that. First of all, every country has a different organizing body that is responsible for distributing and managing ISBNs. Even if you had used the same publisher abroad and in the US, you still would have been required to obtain separate ISBNs. In fact, if you decide to ...


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I have ordered many copies of my own books through Create Space, some of which have my own ISBN and others have a CS ISBN. If you mean ordering books from Amazon per se rather than Create Space, I don't think I've ever done that, but why would you want to? If you order through Create Space, you get author pricing, which is much lower than the list price, ...


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I agree with what the commenters have already said (and think some of them should be turned into answers), so assume this is building upon their replies. As they said, you usually only have one ISBN per book, only changing ISBNs if something substantial changes about the book. If the publisher changes, if the size changes, or if it changes from hardcover to ...


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You should check into the requirements to get an ISBN in your own country. In many countries you can get one for free, which will then be your own that you can use as you like. For my first book, the publisher gave me an ISBN of theirs. For my second book, I bought a block of 10 ISBNs from Bowkers, the American distributor of ISBNs. I think it cost me $250 ...


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The Kindle Direct Publishing contract says that you will not make your book available elsewhere for a lower price. So if your book is available on a web site for free, you can't sell it for more than $0.00 on Amazon. If they find your book available at a lower price, they will drop the Kindle price to match it. And they will scold you. I don't know whether ...


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I am pretty sure that the ISBN number would be different if the dimensions of the book were not the same. I know that ISBN numbers are not the same when the paper stock is changed to be "acid free", so even with the same dimension a book could have different ISBN numbers. Publishers use ISBN numbers to keep track of their inventory and costs/profits, etc... ...


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My book, Writing The Science Fiction Film, is due out in April 2013 but it already has an ISBN number. I didn't deal with it my publisher MWP organised it, but it shows that it is possible to do. They've also told me that it will appear for pre-order on Amazon etc. very soon (this is 6 months in advance of publication date!) and it obviously will need one ...


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You will have to have a new ISBN for the new edition. Every edition or variation of a book must have its own unique ISBN. If you publish an e-book, print, and audio version, then each of those will have their own ISBNs. Also, if you publish the exact same e-book on different platforms, such as Kindle and Nook, you will need a separate ISBN for each platform.


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In the UK, at least, it's rare for a price to be embedded in a book's barcode. Prices would certainly not be read from it for sale purposes as the point of sale price can vary anyway. It's also common in some sectors not to print a price of the book at all, as it lets you reprice without reprinting or having the book stickered by the distributor. I think ...


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No, you cannot. It is illegal. The ISBN codifies (among other things) the publisher. If you steal that ISBN, then you state that your book was published by your co-author's publisher. But you published that book. You are responsible for it, not the publisher of your co-author. You are pretending that a different publisher published your book. Which is just ...


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Officially, you should have a new ISBN number for every version of your book, including dimension sizes. the only exception is for minor grammatical, spelling, punctuation and minor editing purposes. If there is a change in a character's name or more than 5 paragraphs in the whole story are altered, it is considered a new Edition and needs a new number.


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I'm working with a writer who's self-publishing, and she had to get a different ISBN for the hardcover, softcover, and eBook versions of her novel. I remember reading somewhere that if you issue a new version of the book (change the content in any significant way), you need a new ISBN as well. So yes, it should be different, but I agree with Kate's ...


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An ISBN is the book industry's standard "ordering number" for a book. If you want to sell a book through bookstores or most online publishers, you pretty much have to get an ISBN. If you are only publishing through your own local network, and no one in that network requires an ISBN, than I guess you don't need one. By the way, they're not that difficult to ...


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The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. ISBN number is assigned to a book for each variation and edition except re printings. ISBN barcode (13 digits) = Unique country code(3 digits) + ISBN number(10 digits) Last digit is Check digit that is a form of redundancy check used for ...


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You'll get better rates from Amazon if you'll publish exclusively and you don't have to pay for the ISBN. I can't see any real problem for you, if you'll start without an ISBN. Usually you can get one at any time.


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You will need country-specific barcodes and prices, especially when distributing an imprint book. Book stores use the barcode to read the book price automatically, via barcode readers connected to their POS (Point of Sale) equipment. So, a barcode with the price in $US is mostly useless in CA, UK and AU.


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