How to Reconstruct Old ISBNs for Use Today describes a method for 10-digit ISBNs to figure out the check digit and convert ISBN to 13-digit form
New PDF e-Book: 10 Things You Need to Know About Self-Publishing covers basic questions about self-publishing, and how to avoid the most common mistakes
Video: Bowker Publisher Setup and ISBN that shows in brief the account setup and ISBN purchase at myidentifiers.com
Saturday Q & A With the Book Designer 01 Video blog, Joel Friedlander discusses Bowker’s Books in Print Database and book metadata for self-publishers
How to Set Up Your Book on Bowkerlink for Books in Print and the importance of metadata to make your book discoverable by search engines
ISBN 101 For Self-Publishers including whether you need an ISBN, the “free” ISBN and the many uses of this unique identifier.
Top 10 Things Self-Publishers Don’t Need to Do, since as indie authors and indie publishers, they can control their own book publishing plan. They can forgo parts of book publishing convention that don’t fit their goals.
One of the areas that I get the most questions about is the use of the ISBN, the unique numeric identifier that’s used around the world to identify books. New self-publishers are especially concerned with making sure their books are registered properly, that everything is done so that their book can be sold without any […]
When an author decides to publish their own book, there are many questions to be answered. It’s the first of these questions about self-publishing I want to address in this article, and that has to do with starting a publishing company. Some authors will decide to simply print copies of their book for their own […]
As the year winds down even us publishing folk get distracted by holiday shopping, shoveling snow, trying to find parking at the mall, and all the other wonderful ways we spend our time the last couple of weeks of the year. But this seems like a perfect time to catch you up on two of […]