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.
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.Victoria Barrow said:If you plan to add a print-on-demand kind of thing (lulu, createspace, etc), do they require an ISBN?
Aaah, cool. Thanks for the info.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.
They removed that requirement a few months ago.You need an ISBN to publish on iTunes, unless you go through a distributor, like Smashwords, that provides one.
Yep. Just republished with Draft2Digital, not Smashwords, sans ISBN. No problem.Katie Elle said:They removed that requirement a few months ago.
Haha, sorry for the question spam. And thanks, I did buy that book.Krista D. Ball said:
Thanks! Thats exactly what I need to knowSheila_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?
It is eighteen months out of date.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?Krista D. Ball said:
Yes, publishers give you your ISBN. If you self-publish you are the publisher... so can buy one if you want,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'?