Why Authors Should Obtain Their Own ISBNs

Amy Collins, President of New Shelves Books, explains why owning your own ISBN is vital. “If you are really serious about being an author and publishing your own book, you need to own every aspect of that book,” she says. Free and discounted ISBNs from third-party providers are usually offered as a convenience. However, because the third-party owns the ISBN, it also owns the distribution rights. This can be problematic in a variety of scenarios. This is an easy fix, though. To buy your own ISBN...
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