TheBookPatch has just made available ISBN's for its members in 3 separate packages:
- Basic: ISBN full distribution registration to Books In Print and U.S. ISBN Agency
- Enhanced: ISBN full distribution and registration to Books In Print and U.S. ISBN Agency with full upload of PDF which enhances book search ability in all search engines
- Premium: ISBN full distribution registration to Books In Print and U.S. ISBN Agency with full upload of PDF which enhances book search ability in all search engines and full front cover upload for all catalogues in books in print distribution
We will be your registered publisher however we will have no ownership, copyright, or royalties to your book.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.
When we register your book, it will become available in Books for Print and registered with the U.S. ISBN Agency, the industries largest bibliographic database that has over 3,000 subscribers.
Over 1,800 library customers including The New York Public Library, Harvard University Library, and the British Library. Including branch libraries, over 5,000 different locations can access your data.
Over 60 booksellers access your data. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon are among the major retail customers for Bowker's data.
ISBNs are linked to essential information allowing book-sellers, and readers, to know what book they are buying, what the book is about, and who the author is. ISBNs are the global standard for identifying titles ISBNs are used world-wide as a unique identifier for books. They are used to simplify distribution and purchase of books throughout the global supply chain. Most retailers require ISBNs to track book inventory Without an ISBN, you will not be found in most book stores, either online or down the street from your house. Buying an ISBN is your first step to insure that your book is not lost among the +700,000 titles published a year in English alone.
Simply stated: data about data. Your book has information, and that information has information. Metadata is not independent of the information in the book since it describes the book. In fact, our full content indexing metadata is pulled directly from the content of the book. If the book is about wilderness travel, for example, the metadata will reflect that. It is true of course that metadata also describes other attributes of a book that are not directly linked to the book's content: number of pages, e.g., or the date of publication.
Metadata or bibliographic data provides buyers information about your titles. It is the information you want to see displayed on a retailer's website.