#ISBN’s and #Book #Distrubution

text_left_callout_allWhen I started contemplating putting my books in print I knew I needed to do my research on ISBN number’s. I’d already published some of my books on Amazon KDP, and yes they do give you a free ISBN number for their store. The same goes for Smashwords. But when it came to my print books and createspace I found that I wanted my own ISBN number. The reason being is I wasn’t sure if I would solely use createspace for my print. If I did then they would give me a free ISBN, but what if I want to print my books through someone else?

I realize that print books don’t sell as well as e-books, but at the same time I’m a big advocate of local libraries, and would love to have my books in them for readers. If I’m going to distribute or give away free prints there are companies out there that I can order from that are cheaper than going through Createspace. And I have the option of using other platforms. One of the things I really like about Createspace is their print on demand (I’m also a lover of trees.)

I picked up my ISBN#’s at Bowker.

Here are some websites that have some great information on ISBN #’s, which kinds of books need them and how to link your Amazon E-book to your paperback book:

Also some interesting blogs I’ve read while doing my research: These may be another good reason to distribute to other stores besides or along with Amazon:

Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales? Guest post by John. R. Clark, Managing Editor at AgeView Press Reblogged by jeanettevaughan


Recent changes at Amazon – what do you think? by the Masquerade Crew


Chazz Writes Amazon: Throttled Part 1


Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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