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An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a 13-digit numeric code used to identify books, eBooks, tapes, and DVDs. It is a unique identifier that helps libraries, publishers, and booksellers to keep track of the edition and format of a book.

An ISBN is assigned to every published book and helps to identify its title, edition, and format for all time. It can be used to find the book in libraries, bookstores, and online retailers.

An ISBN helps books to be more easily discovered by libraries, bookstores, and online retailers since it is the standard way of identifying books. It allows for your book to be easily located when someone searches for it by title or author.

No, each edition of a book needs to have a unique ISBN assigned to it. If you publish multiple editions of your book, each one should have its own unique ISBN.

All country have their one official ISBN agency. Cost for an ISBN is different for each country, some country offer ISBN for free to their citizen. Purchasing ISBN from an official agency is limited to their citizen only, and some agencies ask for ID proof. But, we offer ISBN to author around the world, without ID proof, at low cost and within 24 hours. Take a look at our pricing page for more info.

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique identifier assigned to each published book. The system has been in place since 1972 and was updated in 2007 to a 13-digit format. ISBN-13 is the latest version of the system and is partially compatible with ISBN-10, its predecessor. ISBN-10 was 10 digits long, while ISBN-13 is 13 digits long and has the prefix “978” at the front. The difference between the two systems is also found in the check digit which is calculated differently.

ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) are two distinct identification numbers used to identify books and periodicals, respectively. ISBN is used to identify individual books, while ISSN is used to identify a series of publications such as books, magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals. Both numbers are unique and provide a reliable way to distinguish between different publications. ISBN is 13 digits long and is usually found on the back of the book. ISSN is 8 digits long and can usually be found on the first page of the publication.

ISBNs and ASINs are unique identifiers used to distinguish books and other products. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number, and is typically assigned to books as a 10 or 13 digit code. ASIN stands for Amazon Standard Identification Number and is a 10-character code assigned to products on Amazon. While ISBNs are universal for books, ASINs are only used on the Amazon platform, and an ISBN will have an associated ASIN om Amazon only. For books, the ISBN and the ASIN are interchangeable. For other products, they are not since ASIN is specific to Amazon.

Free ISBNs are available through some print-on-demand services such as Amazon’s KDP, but these ISBNs are pre-registered under the imprint name “Independently published” and cannot be transferred to another retailer. If you are just publishing your books on Amazon only, then a free ISBN may work for you. However, if you are building a brand, it is best to purchase your own ISBN through ISBN India or another ISBN source. That way, your imprint name (publishing name) is associated with your book and the ISBN is transferable.

An imprint name is a trade name used by a publisher to identify and promote the publication of a work. It is different to the author’s name, which is used when writing a single book, as well as the name of the publisher itself. An imprint will be displayed to the public whenever the book is sold, and appears on the title page and spine of the book. It can also be used to target specific audiences, and is sometimes referred to as a self-publishing company.

By the law, all creative work is copyrighted at the time it is created, even work is not registered. If the author wants to register the work, then the first step is to add a copyright notice to the book. This should include the year of publication and the name of the author. Thereafter, the author should register their copyright with the local Copyright Office in their country. This can be done either online or by mail using a print application.

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is a unique identifier assigned to books. It is used to identify and track books in the book industry and is required by most retailers to list and sell your book. ISBN number is essential if you are publishing any kinds of print book or magazine. For ebooks, ISBN is optional only if you are publishing your ebook on one marketplace. You need to have an ISBN for ebook publishing too if you want to publish on multiple marketplaces such as Amazon Kindle and Google Play Store.

ISBN it ensures that your book is properly classified and listed with major retailers, making it easier for readers to find and purchase it. Also, having an ISBN makes your book more professional and marketable, as it is a unique and valid identifier recognized by the book industry. Additionally, having an ISBN also allows you to track your book’s sales and royalties, and gives you more control over its distribution and promotion.

You can obtain an ISBN through an official ISBN agency in your country or from a book publishing company, such as our company. We will handle the entire ISBN registration process for you, including obtaining the ISBN for your book, and providing you with the necessary information to include in your book.

No, you will need a separate ISBN for each format of your book. This includes hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

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No, Once you publish your book using an ISBN, that ISBN can’t be reused or expire. It is permanent.

The cost of an ISBN varies depending on the number of ISBNs you need. We offer flexible package options to suit your needs. Please check out our pricing page for more info.

The ISBN registration process typically takes 1 to 2 days with ISBN India.

Yes, we offer a variety of additional services, including book formatting, cover design, and distribution services. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure that your book is properly formatted and has an eye-catching cover that will help it stand out in the market. Please contact us for additional services.

While some publishing platforms may offer free ISBNs, but free ISBNs come with usage restrictions and imprint name. Purchasing an ISBN through ISBN.co.in provides several benefits. You will get a unique and valid identifier assigned to your book, which is recognized by retailers and industry standards. You can use your own ISBN to publish your book on multiple platforms at once under your imprint name without any restrictions and get maximum distribution.

Yes, you can use your own name “author name” as the imprint name if you are self-publishing your book. We recommend using a unique imprint name or publishing name, it could be anything. Just make sure your imprint name is unique to avoid confusion and ownership issue. Your imprint name doesn’t need to be a registered company.

Yes, you can use the same imprint name for multiple books, as long as they are all published by the same publisher or division of a publisher.

ISBN India provides ISBN service to individual authors and publishers at low cost and within 24 hours. You will also receive extra benefits such as barcode, publishing guidebook, and lifetime support that you won’t get anywhere else.

Yes, ISBN is a unique international number for a book. You can use an ISBN obtained from ISBN India to publish your book worldwide or in any specific country, even if you are located outside of India.

No, ISBN India (isbn.co.in) is not authorized by the International ISBN Agency (isbn-international.org). We are not an ISBN agency. We are an ISBN reseller and service provider that purchases ISBN in bulk from official ISBN agency such as Bowker and resell ISBNs to individual authors at low cost. You can obtain ISBNs from ISBN India at a low cost, within 24 hours and without providing your full address and ID proof.

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