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What Is An ISBN And What Does It Mean

The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN, is the most important identifier you will link to your book.

ISBNs provide unique identification of your books and simplify the distribution of books throughout the global supply chain. It explains exactly which book is being bought and sold; down to the version,size, and format.

Without an ISBN, you will not be found in most bookstores or libraries, either online or down the street from your house.

With an ISBN, you can sell your book anywhere in the world.

The ISBN identifies a book or other book-like product (such as an audiobook) in a specific format and edition, but also the publisher.If an ISBN is obtained from a company other than the official ISBN Agency, or one of its channel partners, that ISBN might not identify the publisher of the title accurately. This can have implications fordoing business in the publishing industry supply chain.

ISBNs are linked to essential information allowing book-sellers, and readers, to know what book they are buying, what the book is about,and who the author is.

ISBNs are the global standard for identifying titles ISBNs are used world-wide as a unique identifier for books. They are used to simplify distribution and purchase of books throughout the global supply chain.Most retailers require ISBNs to track book inventory Without an ISBN,you will not be found in most book stores, either online or down the street from your house. Buying an ISBN is your first step to insure that your book is not lost in the wilderness.Buying an ISBN improves the chances your book will be found Buyingyour ISBNs and registering your titles on My Identifiers, insures information about your book will be stored in our Books In Print database. This opens up a world of possibilities that your book is listed with many retailers, libraries, Bowker Books In Print,Bookwire, as well as online services like Google Books, Apple’siBooks, Chegg and the New York Times.

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