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I'm more of a designer than a programmer, but I program for the web, using PHP, Javascript, and unless I can avoid it, MySQL.

I also grasp Bash shell scripting, a little LAMP server administration, and various other things that ultimately lead to creating and managing web sites.

When it comes to programming, and the things I do for IT work in general, my main issue is that of being a Jack of all trades - limited knowledge about many things, without being truly expert at any one of them. So I'm always having to ask questions because when it comes to any specific goal, almost certainly someone knows better than me how to do it. ;)


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awarded  Autobiographer
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25
awarded  Commentator
Oct
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comment How important is a BISAC Category?
Thank you for responding. I haven't searched for a book by category since ten years ago when I was last physically standing in a bookstore. In any case, what I'm asking is, where these BISAC categories are used, because, for example, Amazon asks for its own separate categories.
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asked How important is a BISAC Category?
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accepted Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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accepted If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
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comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
@DaleEmery, why does having createspace listed as a publisher matter to you?
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25
revised If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
Removed typo.
Sep
25
comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
So, an ISBN is tied to the particular published edition, a particular physical manifestation of a title. I thought it was a reference to the content, and that all physical manifestations were, in essence, children of that content that inherited the same ISBN. If I've got that right, it seems that having an ISBN tied to this Amazon publication is basically harmless.
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asked If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
Thank you for this answer. I gave the check to another for having some specific examples which seemed more factual, but your points are well taken. In the end, I am still opting to self publish, because the route to self publishing is ultimately faster, and there comes a point where, emotionally, I need to close this project and move on to others. Hunting around for agents and publishers can take months to years, as just waiting for initial responses to find out if they will even speak to you can take weeks to months. In the digital age, publishers move at the speed of a Gutenberg press.
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accepted Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
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accepted What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
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comment What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
@what, was the last paragraph not clear in addressing that concern?
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asked What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
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asked Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Yearling