Marketing and publishing should not fall under the protective umbrella of the "need to know" philosophy. With knowledge you feel informed, in control, and actually might enjoy the process.
Columbia County PC Incorporated
My Home Base
This book has been a wonderful experience for me. I had friends and clients who were writing and stumbling over the; who, what, why, when and where.
I was writing and couldn't get the answers I needed so I did what comes naturally - I researched and wrote another book.
Writing, marketing and publishing is exciting. I hope now you find the exercise less intimidating and will look forward to sharing your knowledge and experiences with the rest of us.
The ISBN is a unique number assigned to titles, by the Library of Congress. Each ISBN, International Standard Book Number, is divided into five elements.
Part 1 - Identifies the EAN element
Part 2 - Identifies the country or language agency
Part 3 - Identifies the publishers
Part 4 - Identifies the title or special edition
Part 5 - Identifies the check or validation digit confirming the number as a valid number
The purpose of the ISBN is to establish and identify one title or edition of a title, from one specific publisher, and is unique to that edition.
M. ISBN Bar Code
The Bar Code is a service provided toward making sales more convenient for retailers. The Bar Code records the ISBN and the suggested retail price on the book. If no price appears or no Bar Code is displayed the retailer has to key in his register the book information.