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A Beginner’s Guide to ISBN, Part 1: An Overview

ISBNs are important to a book’s identity for many reasons, but most importantly because they give ownership to the book’s author. Additionally, ISBN contributes to a book’s identity is by giving it a unique number for distributors and bookstores to keep inventory, to differentiate between similar editions, and to provide data for market analysis. Still not quite sure what an ISBN is? Here’s some background. As some of you might remember from your grade school’s library classes, ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is composed of the thirteen […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/7-4/11

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. With the growing popularity of long-form content, WordPress acquires Longreads. Following a significant expansion of its user base, Wattpad raised an additional $46 million in venture funding. Penguin Random House launches My Independent Bookshop, a book recommendation website that shares profits with independent bookstores. A German […]