The Heidi Thorne Show

ISBN Numbers Explained | Episode 243

April 26, 2022

What are those weird ISBN numbers anyway? What purpose do they serve? Do you really need them? I explain what you need to know about ISBN numbers.

Blog: What is an ISBN Number?

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

0:24 What is an ISBN number?

1:20 How did ISBN numbers get started?

2:00 Where do ISBN numbers come from?

2:29 What's the difference between a 10-digit and a 13-digit ISBN number?

3:04 Is an ISBN a barcode?

3:26 Do you really need an ISBN number for self publishing?

5:53 Should you use the free ISBN offered by KDP?

7:55 What if you move your self published book distribution?

10:49 Is Amazon's ASIN number the same as an ISBN?

11:54 Does having your own ISBN number help you make book sales?

13:00 How to connect with Heidi

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