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Dec 22, 2017 1:28 PM

Giving away PDF copy of printed book. Remove ISBN?

I would like to host some giveaways of my books to generate traffic, but the prize will be the PDF copy of the book and sent digitally, not the printed form. So, since that ISBN is given to me by CreateSpace, do I have to include or remove it from the free PDF copy?



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1. Dec 22, 2017 1:48 PM in response to: Parleremo
Re: Giving away PDF copy of printed book. Remove ISBN?

Separate ISBNs are required for different formats of a book.  For example, each of the following would require a different ISBN:  paperback, hardcopy, spiral, PDF, Kindle format, other e-reader format, etc.


Your ISBN from PDF can only be used for paperbacks printed by (or through) CS.  Therefore, your own PDF would NOT use the CS PDF.  You would assign it a different non-CS assigned ISBN or possibly simply not have one.


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