Frequently Asked Questions

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66 General Questions

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1.)ISBN- If a second edition has the same title as the first, does it keep the same ISBN? 2.)ISBN- How are ISBNs assigned to multi-volume works? 3.)ISBN- How are ISBNs assigned to books in a series? 4.)ISBN- If an ISBN is assigned in another country, does a US ISBN have to be gotten to sell the book in the US? 5.)ISBN- I got my ISBN from my printer and now I want to make sure it's in my name, how do I transfer the ISBN? 6.)ISBN- If a spouse or family member passes away, can a relative or surviving spouse use the remaining ISBNs? 7.)ISBN- If an author gets the publishing rights back, does the original publisher's ISBN remain? 8.)ISBN- Do I use the same ISBN on the print book and on the e-book since the content is the same? 9.)ISBN- I've heard that the International ISBN Agency, BIC and BISG recommend that every separate eBook format, and every library platform should have its own unique ISBN. Can't a publisher use one ISBN to cover all eBook formats? 10.)What is an eBook (or ePub)? 11.)Why does my eBook (ePub) look different than my book? 12.)What happened to my fonts in my eBook (ePub)? 13.)What type of files will I receive when I order eBook conversion? 14.)Why do you need an InDesign file to create my eBook? What's wrong with a PDF? 15.)How do I pay you? Is it secure? 16.)What is trim size?


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