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Well, kind of. If it's just you all by yourself, publishing your own ebook with no outside company/help, don't you have to list a publisher somewhere? Or would you just list yourself again? I don't have anything finished to publish, so I haven't been able to get to that screen yet. D:

And don't publishers give you your ISBN? I heard you can just buy one all on your lonesome. And what's the deal with 'ISBN-10' and 'ISBN-13'?
 

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You do not have to list a publisher on Amazon. Amazon does not require an ISBN (they provide something called an ASIN) but you can purchase an ISBN if you want to.
 

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Victoria Barrow said:
If you plan to add a print-on-demand kind of thing (lulu, createspace, etc), do they require an ISBN?
Createspace will assign one as soon as you start setting up your book. I don't think you can use it for any other purposed but the Createspace copy.

You need an ISBN to publish on iTunes, unless you go through a distributor, like Smashwords, that provides one.
 

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Dalya said:
Createspace will assign one as soon as you start setting up your book. I don't think you can use it for any other purposed but the Createspace copy.

You need an ISBN to publish on iTunes, unless you go through a distributor, like Smashwords, that provides one.
Aaah, cool. Thanks for the info. :D

I'll slowly but surely figure this all out.
 

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Oh, real quick in case anybody knows (and so I dont have to make a new thread with a semi-related question)

If you go KDP Select, it lets you schedule free book days, right? Can you ONLY go free with KDP select? Like, I couldn't go free without kdps? Also, is KDP Select ONLY for ebook? Can I go free on kdp select, and put up a paper version on createspace / lulu / all those other places that print for you?

...Does amazon have a P.o.D option? >_>
 

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KDP and KDP Select are only for ebooks. You can publish a print version with any service you choose. Create Space is the POD arm of Amazon -- part of their vast evil empire. ;)

If you enroll in Select, you have five days during the contract period (90 days) when you can schedule your book to be free or reduced in price. This has no effect on any print version you have.

It's a lot to take in, isn't it?
 

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Krista D. Ball said:
I highly recommend you pick up this book:



It will answer all of these questions.
Haha, sorry for the question spam. And thanks, I did buy that book. :)

Sheila_Guthrie said:
KDP and KDP Select are only for ebooks. You can publish a print version with any service you choose. Create Space is the POD arm of Amazon -- part of their vast evil empire. ;)

If you enroll in Select, you have five days during the contract period (90 days) when you can schedule your book to be free or reduced in price. This has no effect on any print version you have.

It's a lot to take in, isn't it?
Thanks! Thats exactly what I need to know :)
 

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Krista D. Ball said:
I highly recommend you pick up this book:



It will answer all of these questions.
It is eighteen months out of date. Amazon, Apple, and most others have made a lot of changes to their requirements and rules for publishing. There are eReaders available now that didn't exist when this book was published. Many of these eReaders pose publishing problems for the novice. Do you really feel that is still has value?
 

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When I published on amazon I listed (as instructed) my self as the publisher. There is a window where you list the publisher. Enter your own name. The little 'what this' tab near this window should explain that. When you do an 'indie' you are your own publisher.
 

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Victoria Barrow said:
And don't publishers give you your ISBN? I heard you can just buy one all on your lonesome. And what's the deal with 'ISBN-10' and 'ISBN-13'?
Yes, publishers give you your ISBN. If you self-publish you are the publisher... so can buy one if you want,

ISBN-10 was an old format. Everything after 2007 was supposed to be assigned a ISBN-13 number.
 
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