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CreateSpace ISBNs are real, legitimate ISBNs. You can use them to distribute your book anywhere in the world. The key limitation is this: If your book has a CreateSpace ISBN, you must buy your copies from CreateSpace. That is, you can't use another printer to print books with an ISBN you got from CreateSpace. You can find the "details" here: ...


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You should check into the requirements to get an ISBN in your own country. In many countries you can get one for free, which will then be your own that you can use as you like. For my first book, the publisher gave me an ISBN of theirs. For my second book, I bought a block of 10 ISBNs from Bowkers, the American distributor of ISBNs. I think it cost me $250 ...


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Please note that the "N" in "ISBN" stands for "number", so "ISBN number" actually means "international standard book number number". If you look at the structure of an ISBN you will note that it is made up of parts that identify, in this order, the country, the publisher and the publication. Actual terminology is different, but for this explanation these ...



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