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by Brian Lewis
August 16th, 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: ISBNs are expensive for U.S. Authors and Small Presses
Replies: 3
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Re: ISBNs are expensive for U.S. Authors and Small Presses

you've probably noticed that ISBN pricing is intentionally designed to create a cost-prohibitive barrier to entry for smaller publishers. It's been pointed out privately that the actual intent is to keep the issuing agency from losing money; I should have said "seem to be designed" and not asserted...
by Brian Lewis
August 16th, 2014, 2:58 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: ISBNs are expensive for U.S. Authors and Small Presses
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

ISBNs are expensive for U.S. Authors and Small Presses

You won't need this if you're in a country with reasonably-priced (or free) ISBNs. You won't need this if you're only publishing through CreateSpace, or if you're only publishing digital formats directly through distribution channels (Amazon, Nook, Kobo) instead of through an aggregator. However, if...