Does a self published book require an ISBN?

Answer There is no existing law in most countries that require a self-published book, or any book, to have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). However, the organization that coordinates ISBNs, t... Read More »

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When was 'The Book of Nonsense' by Edward Lear published--publisher E M Hale and Company Eau Claire Wisconsin as there is no date or ISBN number in book?

Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense was first published in 1846. It has been in the public domain for years, so there are a great variety of editions. Lear was English, and no American edition of his wo... Read More »

What does the ISBN number on a book represent?

A book's ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a special identification system that was begun in 1968. According to Publishing Central, "all book databases use the ISBN number to track books... Read More »

How to Obtain the ISBN Number for a Book?

The International Standard Book Number System (ISBN) helps identify and distinguish different books by a 10-digit series of numbers. However, as of January 2007, publishing companies began using a ... Read More »

Do you have to pay to get a book published?

In the traditional publishing model, a writer does not pay to have her books published. Generally, the publisher pays the writer in advance ("upfront" money) and a royalty, which is similar to a co... Read More »