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GC Johnson

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publishing elsewhere
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 3:48 PM
 
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Hi guys, if I am not with KDP Select and I own my copy write and ISB #'s, can I also self publish with Barnes and Noble using the e-book Nook and paperback as well? Thanks for the help!
Donna St Felix

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GC Johnson wrote:
Hi guys, if I am not with KDP Select and I own my copy write and ISB #'s, can I also self publish with Barnes and Noble using the e-book Nook and paperback as well? Thanks for the help!

You also publish at Draft2Digital.com, if you are not in select. They offer your book to other places. Check out their site.
Paperbacks done thru CreateSpace (also Amazon) offer a distributor price to anyone that wants to buy it who owns a bookstore.
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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 5:20 PM   in response to: GC Johnson in response to: GC Johnson
 
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You can publish your ebook anywhere you like as long as you are not in Select. And don't price the ebook lower than you're charging on Amazon, or Amazon will get peeved and probably lower the Kindle price.

(Not sure if you're in Select? Look at the book's product page. If it doesn't say "read free with Kindle Unlimited" or the equivalent, you're not.)

Note that ebooks don't require ISBNs, but if you want to use them, the Nook edition would require a different one from the Kindle edition. The same thing if you wanted a printed edition through B&N, though as Donna notes if you used CreateSpace for your print book and chose expanded distribution, it should be on sale at B&N anyway. Good luck!
GC Johnson

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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 7:19 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Thank you so much!!!
GC Johnson

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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 7:19 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Thank you for your advice.
Sarah E. Holroyd

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Re: publishing elsewhere
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 3:42 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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cdalebrittain wrote:
Note that ebooks don't require ISBNs, but if you want to use them, the Nook edition would require a different one from the Kindle edition. The same thing if you wanted a printed edition through B&N...
Okay, so Bowker will tell you that .mobi and .epub need different ISBNs (because they want more money from you), but in practice, that's not enforced. If the publisher owns the ISBN, they can use the same ISBN for the ebook edition, both .mobi and .epub.

And for print? If the book is printed through different printers but has the exact same physical properties and content, it's the same product and needs just one ISBN (owned by the publisher).

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GC Johnson

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Posted: Sep 27, 2017 7:26 PM   in response to: Sarah E. Holroyd in response to: Sarah E. Holroyd
 
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Thank you so much Sarah :-)
Notjohn

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Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:57 AM   in response to: GC Johnson in response to: GC Johnson
 
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I've never heard of anyone searching for a book by ISBN (well, I might, once in the blue moon, but that's a case of heavy research for an out-of-print edition). So I see no point in paying for an ISBN for an ebook, and not a whole lot of point paying for one for the paperback. I've done the latter a couple of times, when I thought I had a chance of getting quantity sales at museum store, but never for an ebook.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

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