Transcript of the Video (for those who'd rather read!):

Do I need an ISBN to Sell my Indy-Pubbed Book?

For eBooks, the answer is nearly an unequivocal NO.  If you're going to be selling your eBook at Amazon, B&N, iBooks or KoboBooks, it's a definite no.  Given that that's the list of most self-publishing retail portals, that's pretty much the answer:  NO.  

But:  if you're publishing through an aggregator or distributor, like Smashwords or Draft2Digital, the answer is maybe--you need to ask them.  

If you are putting your book out in Print, yes, you will need an ISBN. You can acquire an ISBN, in the USA, by going to RR BOWKER. If you need more than 1 ISBN, the 10-pack, at $250, is your best bargain (10 ISBN's for $250, versus 1 ISBN for $125.00). Easy math, right? If you have print and digital, NO, you cannot reuse your print ISBN for your eBook. If you have a formerly-published print book, NO, you cannot reuse the ISBN for a new edition of the book, a new version of the book, or an eBook version of the book. If in doubt, read your retailer's FAQs.

For a more detailed explanation about ISBNs, please read our in-depth article, Do You Need an ISBN for Self-Publishing? All the ISBN news that's fit to print!

This has been Hitch from Booknook.biz, thanks for watching!

Holiday Closing Alert!  

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever, we're going to be closed for all three days of the Labor Day weekend.  

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Sunday-Monday, August 31st through September 2nd, 2019. 

No telephone calls, no emails will be answered.  We almost never do this, but it's been an incredibly hectic year and the short of it is, the Crew (and I) need a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, September 3rd, ready to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.