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The field for the ISBN is labeled "Ids:" and is located between "Tags" and "Dates". It allows you to enter ID types other than ISBNs.


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Wikipedia gives it as Remove the ISBN 10 check digit from the end Add 978 to the front Add the ISBN-13 check digit to the end The check digit is calculated as per Wikipedia Take each digit as an element in in an array x_ i.e. the ith digit i the ISBN is x_i e.g. x4 is the 4th digit. Multiply the even digits by 3 and sum these. add these to the sum of the ...


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Note the following - A print book ISBN cannot be reused for the eBook Separate ISBN for each type of format. Kindle, ePub, audio, print (paperback, hard cover), etc. are separate formats and each requires its own ISBN. If we change the book beyond typos and we need a new ISBN. We do not need an ISBN (its not mandatory) to publish using Amazon Kindle Direct ...


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While you can (and should) obtain ISBNs for digital works that will be widely distributed, if you are only going to be distributing through a single website and not through third-party vendors like Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo, Nook, etc., then you do not need an ISBN. ISBNs aren't cheap unless bought in large quantities, so if this isn't something you'll be ...


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That would depend on if you are publishing the ebook yourself or going through a publisher. Sometimes a publisher provides an ISBN because they buy it in bulk. Having an ISBN is suggested to help identify your book and you can go to Bowker to obtain one. If you plan to self publish to Amazon, known as Amazon Kindle Direct, you are not required to provide ...


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The US government has given Bowker a sort of protected monopoly on ISBNs, so Bowker is the only authorized top-level distributor of ISBNs in the US. Some companies have negotiated redistribution rights with Bowker, so they buy ISBNs in bulk and resell them at prices lower than what Bowker charges for their self-publishing packages. For example, Amazon ...


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There is also a plugin called Extract ISBN that scans the selected ebooks and, if it finds a valid ISBN code inside, updates the proper field automatically.


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Where you go to obtain an ISBN will depend on what country you are in: in the US, Bowker is the official ISBN agency. For other countries, check the International ISBN site. Many retailers will not require you to have an ISBN—Amazon, for example, has their own identifier for ebooks. Gramps's answer goes into more detail about which retailers do or do ...


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This is a great question, and I don't have any inside knowledge about how search engines interpret metadata for books. I checked the source of several book distributors and found that there's an open graph generator for books. http://webcodetools.com/open-graph-generator/book Librarything, Smashwords and Harper Row publishers embed ebook info in these ...


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A single book/journal/whatever will have a different ISBN for each edition and variation, except for reprints of such, where the reprint will have the same ISBN as the original. A series of books can (and most probably, will) have separate ISSN for print (the p-ISSN)) version and electronic (the e-ISSN ) version. The series can also be assigned an unique L-...


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I know you'll self publish, but I think the information below is still pertinent. https://www.apple.com/au/itunes/content-providers/book-faq.html An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is not required but is recommended for any book you are offering on iBooks. An ISBN uniquely identifies the book and its current edition, and helps you to ensure ...


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