The Heidi Thorne Show

Do You Really Need an ISBN Number for Your Self Published Books? | Episode 112

October 22, 2019

I'm definitely gonna get some argument on my contrarian view about ISBN numbers! But hear me out, okay? I go over what an ISBN number is, as well as pros and cons of getting them for your self published books.

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Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:52 What is an ISBN number?

2:30 How people really buy books

4:45 How your own ISBN numbers increase your costs

5:20 ISBN numbers don't help get your book in bookstores

8:21 ISBN versus ASIN

9:52 ISBN numbers don't help your book's search visibility

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