Questions tagged [isbn]

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier that is either 10 or 13 digit in length.

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How do I add an ISBN to Calibre ebook?

According to the Calibre website: Click the book you want to edit and then click the Edit metadata button or press the E key. A dialog opens that allows you to edit all aspects of the metadata. It ...
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Under what conditions should I apply for ISBN numbers for digital works?

An organization I work with has a few (non English) original works that I will be helping them to publish online and in eBook format. We do hold the publishing rights for these as they are basically ...
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What is the formula for converting a 10 digit ISBN to a 13 digit ISBN?

I didn't see this question here yet so I thought I would ask if someone has the formula for converting a 10 digit ISBN to a 13 digit ISBN and vice-versa. I know there are several sites that offer ...
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Publishing e-book

I have created an e-book and I would like to publish it. Do I have to contact an authority so I can get the ISBN or it will be automatically assigned from the e-book publisher? What are the steps ...
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Universal Identification metadata for e-books

I would like to add to my ebooks some reference metadata so as to be able to easily find information on the web, without using a search that is often tedious, possibly difficult since each search ...
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Is it possible for a Book to have multiple ISSN?

It is obvious that a serial may be published in multiple books. Thus a single ISSN could have multiple ISBN releases. How about the otherway, Is it possible for a book, to be published under multiple ...
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How to find complete ebook details just from its ISBN? [closed]

I know the title and the ISBN number of an ebook, but I do not know its exact edition. Is there any official/unofficial site which keeps record of all the information corresponding to a particular ...
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Any advantage of ISBN for self-pulished e-books? [duplicate]

I would like to self-publish an e-book, preferably not using any third-party site (Amazon or Apple). As I understand from previous discussions here, I do not require to use ISBN. Which is good, ...
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Is isbn-us.com valid?

I'm still debating whether I should get an ISBN for my first ebook. I've learned that you don't need an ISBN for selling through Amazon. Apple iBooks doesn't require one, either, though it's ...