The growth in social media in recent years has spawned many success stories of businesses that were built entirely off the back of a single post on Facebook. Hence, why more and more people are looking for Facebook post ideas for business.
In the early days, savvy marketers figured out what to post on Facebook and engage with their audience. Whether fun Facebook posts, educational, or entertaining, the platform really made customers feel closer to businesses, helping them find amazing deals and really leveled the playing field for businesses big and small.
But then as Facebook grew (and more importantly, floated on the stock exchange), they realized what a powerful platform they had created, deciding that if businesses wanted to continue to use Facebook to generate new customers, they would have to be willing to pay to play.
What is an ISBN?
ISBN is an acronym for International Standard Book Number. This ten-digit number identifies such info as the publisher, printed language and book version, book price and other relevant information. Having an ISBN number is a must for authors who are looking to have their books visible and available in databases, stores and libraries.
Should I purchase an ISBN from Amazon, IngramSpark, Lulu or some other self publishing platform?
Short answer...it depends. Many platforms and "vanity" publishers often offer ISBNs for a fee or for free. Since the ISBN identifies the origin and the publishing details of the book, it may be in the best interest for Indie Authors who actively upload and manage their book titles, to purchase an ISBN. This will give the author ownership and flexibility when it comes to their number. Indie Authors may choose to use their own name or create a publishing brand. Creating a publishing brand, even if only for personal titles, establishes credibility.
How do I purchase an ISBN?
ISBN numbers can only by purchased from Bowker via myidentifiers.com. NEVER purchase an ISBN from a third party that is not affiliated with you or your book. Each version of the book will need a different ISBN. The cost for 1 ISBN is $125 and $295 for 10. However, IBPA (International Book Publishers Association) members qualify for discounts on ISBNs and other valuable services and resources in exchange for an annual membership.
Should I Purchase My Own ISBN