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KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:43:15 pm »
By the way, I noticed on KDP they only give you 1 ISBN and it doesn't have the

ISBN-13
ISBN-10

Before it.

It's just the bit after.

I used to paste those 2 into my word file.

So what are we meant to do now?

Do we put that number they give us in front of ISBN 13: and ISBN10: in our file?

Or just paste it by itself?

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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 07:27:49 pm »
    How many digits is the number they gave you?
             

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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 07:35:20 pm »
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    How many digits is the number they gave you?

    Just 13. So i'm guessing we just put

    ISBN-13: {number they give you}

    Its just before on createspace they gave you two numbers and showed it as ISBN-10 and ISBN-13

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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 07:48:17 pm »
    ISBN-13 isn't part of the ISBN. It's just saying that it's got 13 digits. If you go to your book's page on Amazon, it should show both numbers. Or at least, mine does, so I'm assuming they all will.
             

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    « Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 08:09:06 pm »
    ISBN-13 isn't part of the ISBN. It's just saying that it's got 13 digits. If you go to your book's page on Amazon, it should show both numbers. Or at least, mine does, so I'm assuming they all will.

    No i realize that but that ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 always had to be in my file for them to approve on createspace. i used to just copy the

    ISBN-10: (number)
    ISBN-13: (number)

    All of it copied and pasted into my file.

    It's also been stuck in GENERATING YOUR PRINT PREVIEW for the last 25 mins. Is it really this slow? Or has something screwed up?

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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 08:10:50 pm »
    Is your book really long? I've not had one take that long, but so far mine have all been fairly short, so maybe the bigger the book, the longer it takes.
             

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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 04:06:48 am »
    Every book has both a 13-digit and a 10-digit ISBN. You can go from one to the other by entering it into a number of online conversions, including I think Bookow dot com.

    I've noticed a weird thing on Amazon lately. Many books show the 13-digit ISBN and the 10-digit ISBN, both of which consist of 13 digits! Then there is an ASIN, which is the 10-digit ISBN. Very strange.

    That's for print editions, of course. For an ebook, published through the KDP, only the Amazon-assigned ASIN is shown.
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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 04:09:21 am »
    ISBN-10 is a deprecated system that's not really in use any more. I have no idea why CreateSpace persisted in using it. I always use just the ISBN-13 in my books (and most of clients' books, unless they want to include the ISBN-10 as well), and just state ISBN: XXX-X-XXXXXXX-X-X on the copyright page.

    The ISBN-13 and ISBN-10 provided by CreateSpace are essentially the same number. The only difference is the prefix on the ISBN-13 (978) and the checksum (the final digit of both). The central part of the ISBN-13 is the ISBN-10, minus the checksum.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Book_Number

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    Re: KDP use 1 ISBN? ( no 13, no 10?)
    « Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 06:18:53 am »
    ISBN-10 is a deprecated system that's not really in use any more. I have no idea why CreateSpace persisted in using it. I always use just the ISBN-13 in my books (and most of clients' books, unless they want to include the ISBN-10 as well), and just state ISBN: XXX-X-XXXXXXX-X-X on the copyright page.

    The ISBN-13 and ISBN-10 provided by CreateSpace are essentially the same number. The only difference is the prefix on the ISBN-13 (978) and the checksum (the final digit of both). The central part of the ISBN-13 is the ISBN-10, minus the checksum.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Book_Number

    That's the answer i was looking for.

    And that appears to be why Amazon is only giving ONE group of numbers, not TWO like createspace did.

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