An ISBN helps to identify your book. If you are using a self-publishing company for your book, you may need to purchase your own ISBN for it (some self-publishing packages include the cost of an ISBN and take care of this for you). If you are publishing in multiple formats–for example, paperback and eBook–you will need a different ISBN for each format. To get started in purchasing an ISBN, go to You can buy a single ISBN for $125 or a block of ten ISBNs for $250.

Want to know more about self-publishing? You can schedule me to speak to your library or other organization on the topic of “Why You Should Consider Self-Publishing.” Please email me at to schedule an event.

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