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 »

Is a bar code needed for self-published book?

If you plan to sell your book through traditional channels--such as bookstores, drug stores or grocery stores--a bar code is needed. You will need either an ISBN or UPC bar code. Selling books thro... Read More »

How to Get a Self Published Book Into Bookstores?

If you're one of many authors who have self-published a book and you want to get that book into bookstores, have a plan and persevere. While it may not turn into a bestseller, you will have the sat... Read More »

How to Gain Attention for a Self Published Book?

Self publishing is on the rise and many people are bypassing the traditional route of seeking the affirmation of publication worthiness via commercial publishers and are striking out on their own, ... Read More »