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Registration (Legal deposit & ISBN)

Once your book files are ready for market, then it’s time to get legal. UK law stipulates that all new books must be registered at the British Library and have an ISBN code. All our publication packages include these legal requirements and our team taking care of the admin.
Background

ISBN

An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a 13-digit string of numbers that identifies your book in all databases, libraries, and retailers across the world.

 

It seems like a trivial detail, but this number is all-important in that it sets your book apart from any other book ever published and sold anywhere. You cannot sell your book in any modern bookstore without an ISBN, yet getting an ISBN independently in the UK costs money. However, our publishing packages include ISBNs for both your print book and your e-book as a matter of course.

Legal deposit

Legal deposit is the official act of registering your book in the British Library and giving them a free-to-use copy of your book for the library archives.

 

A variation of this is done in nearly every country where books are published, as this is a way to preserve literary culture for posterity. With our publishing packages your book will part of British publishing history, alongside the works of Oscar Wilde’s and Charlotte Brontë!

 

For information about ISBN, legal deposits or registering your book, visit the international ISBN information website here.

 

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