The ISBN is a unique number for that particular book, and can be assigned once, and only once, to that title.
It can’t be used with any other book in the future, even second versions of the same book.
You don’t need an ISBN to sell in each individual country.
ISBNs are international, they are just assigned locally.
Does a book have to have an ISBN number?
An ISBN is not necessary if you do not intend to place the book in stores, libraries, or with wholesalers. Although your print book must have an ISBN, it is NOT a requirement for eBooks. Online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble do not require an ISBN for eBooks.
How do I find an ISBN number for a book?
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 10-digit or 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally. You can find an ISBN number in several places on a book. Look on the copyright page located in the front of the book near the title page.
What does an ISBN number tell you?
ISBN stands for “International Standard Book Number”. It is a unique identifier for books, eBooks, tapes, and CD’s. The ISBN numbering system is used worldwide and publishers around the globe identify their work in this standardized format. Each title or edition must be identified by a unique ISBN.
How much does it cost to get an ISBN number for a book?
If you ever publish another edition of your book, or another book entirely, you will need more than one ISBN. I suggest you buy the 10 pack. A single ISBN today costs $125, while 10 ISBNs cost $250, 100 cost $575 and 1000 cost $1000. Note that the price per ISBN drops from $125 to $25 to $5.75 to $1.
Can you sell a book without an ISBN?
Summary. ISBNs are not necessary to sell ebooks; none of the top online retailers require them. Printed books, however, cannot be sold without an ISBN.
How do I copyright my book?
To register a book or other creative work, simply go to copyright.gov, the website set up by the Library of Congress. There is an online portal to register copyrights for photographs, sculptures and written works. Fill out the form, pay the fee and you are registered.
Does Amazon provide ISBN numbers?
You don’t need an ISBN number to publish your Kindle book. During the publishing process, Amazon will assign a 10-digit ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number) that will identify your Kindle book on Amazon.com.
Do I need to copyright my book?
Your book is legally copyrighted as soon as it is written. But, to scale up your legal rights and protect your material to the fullest extent, register your book with the Federal Copyright Office.