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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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The original question: "If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?" No. But I would add to what others have written above. Amazon CreateSpace (not including KindleSelect) does not restrict you from selling your book elsewhere. You just cant use their ISBN to publish the book ...


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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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I have ordered many copies of my own books through Create Space, some of which have my own ISBN and others have a CS ISBN. If you mean ordering books from Amazon per se rather than Create Space, I don't think I've ever done that, but why would you want to? If you order through Create Space, you get author pricing, which is much lower than the list price, ...


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You can definitely buy your own books from CreateSpace, even when you choose the free ISBN. Here's a gratuitous self promo of my book, Do Nothing, Get Rich : You're Never Too Lazy To Be Rich (amazon link), which has a CreateSpace provided ISBN and I have ordered author's copies which I can give away, etc. Copies which you order from your own createspace ...


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The cheapest way to generate a barcode image for an ISBN that you have been allocated is entirely for free using a trusted online barcode generator. (Disclaimer: I wrote this tool which has generated millions of barcodes over more than ten years.) Care must be taken when applying a barcode to your design as failure to produce a barcode that can be scanned ...


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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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