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  1. Keyvee

    Keyvee Member

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    ISBN on same book but in parts

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Keyvee, Sep 6, 2011.

    I wanted to publish my book in 5 parts (not parts like sequels, but 5 parts, 20-25 thousand words each launched month after month) Do I need 5 different ISBN numbers to it, or just one will be fine?
     
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    if each one is a physical book, then i'd assume each one needs its own isbn number...
     
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    Each book will have its own ISBN. If it is later sold in a boxed set, or as a bind-up it will have a separate ISBN for the whole thing.
     
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    Keyvee -- Note that this holds true if you're talking about five e-books, as well. (And if they are both physical and ebooks, then you will need different ISBNs for the ebook and physical-book versions)
     
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    All in All, if I want to divide my book into 5 different parts, I need to have 5 different ISBNs. More over, for those who wish to order the 5 parts as one whole book, I need another, sixth ISBN number.
     
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    Correct. And by the way, the N in ISBN stands for number, so you don't need to say 'ISBN number' because you are saying 'international standard book number number' :p
     

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