Opt for our ISBN to be included with your Publishing Package. This item is NOT a standalone purchase and requires us to be the publisher of your book.
We can only offer an ISBN for those books and eBooks that go through our publishing process. The benefit of this is one ISBN across all suppliers of your book/eBook rather than using free print-on-demand ones that will change across platforms. You need an ISBN per format of your book (paperback, hardback & eBook formats), and any amends post-publication will need a new ISBN for that edition. Each one is tied to us as being your publisher, hence we do not resell codes without an associated publishing package. It enables retailers to stock your book easily, and they will contact us in the first instance in order to stock your title. The code is presented as an barcode on the rear of your book in a standard format along with our logo and your pricing details.
Our ISBNs also have to be submitted to the British Library! How amazing would it be to have your book available in the British Library!
If you purchase your ISBN from us, please note we will use eight copies for our submission process to the British Library. These are usually taken from your first print run, or can be ordered from your chosen print-on-demand supplier.
We do not offer discounts on these codes at any point.
Alternatively, if you wish to publish under your own publishing ident, you will need to purchase ISBN’s from Nielsen (in the UK) or your local body. You can then provide us with that number for either our publishing modular package or for Your Book Designed or Book Cover Design services. Our ISBNs cannot be used for any publisher name other than Kissed Off Publications.
The Small Print
- The ISBN has a 14 day cooling off period, until this has passed the number will not be released to you or included in any Advance Information. During this time we wouldn’t usually activate an ISBN anyway, as this is only issued upon approval of artwork and when we have a target publication date.