Topic ISBN Numbers...where to get them, and how much they cost...
25 Oct 2013 22:00
This little bit here may be of interest to anyone considering the self-pub thingy...check it out my writer-type friends...
How to get an ISBN
In the US you can only buy ISBNs from http://www.myidentifiers.com/,
a site run by Bowkers. You can buy 1, 10, 100 or 1000 ISBNs. At
the moment a single ISBN costs $125, and a pack of 10 costs $250.
In the UK you can only buy ISBNs in packs of 10, which currently
cost £126. You need to obtain them from NeilsenBook.
In Canada ISBNs are free! The process of getting an ISBN in Canada
is, however, quite convoluted, but this blog post explains it all:
In Australia, you purchase ISBNS from
https://www.myidentifiers.com.au/. A single ISBN costs A$42, or
you can buy 10 for A$84.
For other countries around the world, I suggest you visit this
handy ISBN information page:
Please note that having an ISBN for your book does not copyright
it. The ISBN is simply a means of having your book identified in
databases and by libraries.
For more advice on self-publishing check out our archives here: