RE: Publish On Demand with Booklocker / Writer's Digest

Subject: RE: Publish On Demand with Booklocker / Writer's Digest
From: SIANNON -at- VISUS -dot- JNJ -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:48:15 -0700


David Downing wrote:
<<Now if you're aware of all this, and are prepared to act as promoter and
merchant for you book, is can work for you. I knew someone who went to
the trouble of putting a bunch of copies of an original book together by
hand. The effort was impressive, but obviously home-grown, and this
person might have done better to seek the services of a vanity press.
Alas, some unfortunate people think their book is going to get promoted
and sold for them, just like with a regular publisher, and *they* get a
rude surprise.>>

With a vanity press, is an ISBN number registered by the printer, or is
that taken care of by the author?

For example, if someone writes a manual and decides to self-publish, and
uses a "vanity press" to provide low-volume professional-quality printing,
who takes care of getting an ISBN number for that sucker?

I've known folks who've self-published books of poetry and the like, but
they did it like the person you described, and never got an ISBN number.

Shauna


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