Buying your ISBN

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How do I get an ISBN assigned to my book?

Buying your ISBN

ISBN book number ownership is perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of self-publishing your own book. The Internet is full of misinformation on the subject. Every book that is going to be sold commercially must have an ISBN book number -- period.

*NOBODY can assign, give, lend or sell you an ISBN except for the US agency, RR Bowker. So, when self publishing books, just visit to find out all the information you need to obtain an ISBN.



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