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15. Mar 2, 2013 2:43 PM in response to: rodreb
Re: New CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Imprint

Yes once an ISBN is allocated to a title and listed in the ISBN database, it's permanently tied to that title. I have never used the CreateSpace service for getting ISBNs, but I would think they would give the details of the title to the ISBN agency immediately, meaning that it would be immediately allocated to the title.

 

I don't know that the ISBN service CreateSpace provides is available for the Kindle service. An ISBN is not necessary for use on Kindle, but some other formats require an ISBN for distribution to other stores, such as iTunes and Nook.

 

If you did want to get your own ISBNs, you may be better served in getting a block yourself direct from your local ISBN agency. They are cheaper in bulk (e.g.  through the CreateSpace service - only available for US residents - the cost is $198, but the cost for 10 through the US ISBN agency is $250) and most agencies would allow you to be a self-allocator if you buy in bulk - meaning that you only allocate the ISBN to a title and list it in the ISBN database once you're ready to allocate it.

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16. Mar 2, 2013 3:25 PM in response to: rodreb
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I know of very few atuhors who get picked up by major publishers from here or being self pubilshed in some manner.  James Redfield with Celestine Prophesy, Amanda Hocking (who used CS), and . . . well, I don't know.  I'm sure there are more, but I don't know them.

 

I think you make a commitment and go forth with it and don't worry about the other publishers, or you worry about them and don't publish using CS or others.

 

Sorry it it sounds glum.  You could get picked up if your book done through here does well  . . it would mean a new book through someone else might sell.

 

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17. Mar 2, 2013 3:26 PM in response to: BelindaD
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Thanks belinda and Walton--i think what i need then is the $198 if i can get it at that price rather than $250... I am just not real sure about the whole process yet!

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18. Mar 2, 2013 3:28 PM in response to: walton
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Walton, on my first book, i'd already paid for the CS services etc and then got picked up by a publisher before I went live with the CS book...so was trying to avoid the same ting happening here..LOL

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19. Mar 2, 2013 3:57 PM in response to: rodreb
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First congratulations . . . I'll add you to my list of two.

 

The Custom Universal is $99.  According to the ISBN Agency in the US, it is exactly the same as the ISBN available through Bowker.  in fact, so is the Custom ISBN for $10, except that the distribution is limited to printing through CS and whatever distribution channels CS provides.

 

Or,iIf you're willing to go a few buck more, why not buy a block of ISBNs ($250), if ou've got another book or two in you.

 

With the Custom ISBNs, you're taken to Bowker's site to select your imprint or to set up an account with them.  That name is what will be associated with your book.

 

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20. Mar 2, 2013 3:58 PM in response to: walton
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I was going to run the spell check, forgot, then once posted, within the first 30 second, the "edit" button is not there!


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21. Mar 2, 2013 9:08 PM in response to: walton
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Hey, Walton--I noticed that "edit" thing...LOL used to be able to fix the mistakes...:) 

 

You shouldn't add me to that list...i didn't even go live with the book--so the publisher fund me through other means...still, I am happy about it, but now wanting to do this one through CS I think. Thanks for all the advice, all.

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22. Apr 15, 2013 8:22 AM in response to: CreateSpaceKate
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How is it that a giant like W.W. Norton is sometimes classified as an independent publisher? What do we have to avoid to stay on the platform here? Keeping in mind that our publishing contracts are nonexclusive, what if a writer signs up with another publisher who enjoys being nonexclusive as well? And then, what if the new publisher is not, as Createspace defines it, "Independent"? Maybe I missed the definition somewhere. Is it in Amazon's SEC filings? I can browse there if needed. Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks

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23. Apr 15, 2013 8:50 AM in response to: norad
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I fail to understand your concern. Can you elaborate a bit more?

 

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24. May 20, 2013 9:43 AM in response to: CreateSpaceKate
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Why all this emphasis on print?  CREATESPACE also is DVD and film. It started out as film/tape distribution vehicle.

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25. May 20, 2013 10:05 AM in response to: johnrobert
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johnrobert wrote:

 

Why all this emphasis on print?

 

There is no such emphasis. It just is there are more people in this forum interested in print than people interested in publishing a DVD.

 

Personally, I would never use CS to publish a DVD. They do not replicate the discs, they duplicate them. That means, anyone who buys one can make a thousand copies and give them to whomever he wants. While replicated discs can also be copied, most people do not know how. Maybe that is why independent filmmakers tend to look elsewhere.

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26. May 20, 2013 10:17 AM in response to: RedPrince
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However, CS grew out of CustomFlix.

 

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27. May 20, 2013 1:10 PM in response to: walton
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Then they were wise to add POD to their repertoire.

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28. May 21, 2013 5:46 PM in response to: CreateSpaceKate
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Hello every one I'm new here I glad to find this site I have published two books this month. One of my book i have sold three copies I pray that I'm able to sell alot more

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29. Jun 17, 2013 2:11 AM in response to: walton
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Why worry about getting "picked up"?  I'm convinced this is the way to go.

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