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Is it possible to tweak a book title after it’s got an ISBN?



ISBNs are assigned information. Once that information is submitted, certain parts of it cannot be changed. The most you can do is unpublish that ebook and re-publish it with the new name and a new ISBN.

Can you change the title of a book?

You can change the title of a book after its copyright has been registered under another title.

Can I edit my ISBN information?

Click on the “My Account” button in the main navigation which will forward you to the MyIdentifiers Dashboard. On this dashboard, click on the ISBN tab to access your ISBNs. Click on “Assign Title” button to modify your title information.

Does a revised edition of a book need a new ISBN number?





A revised edition of an existing book



A (substantial) change of text requires a new ISBN, and if revisions have been made then the reverse of the title page should state that the book is a revised edition, and the new ISBN should be printed there.

Can 2 books have the same ISBN?

Two books may have precisely the same content but be issued different ISBNs because they come from different printings. Likewise, printing errors, etc., can in rare cases render two books different despite having the same ISBN. For nearly all cases, however, the one-to-one relationship holds.

What does the ISBN number tell you?

An ISBN is essentially a product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, internet retailers and other supply chain participants for ordering, listing, sales records and stock control purposes. The ISBN identifies the registrant as well as the specific title, edition and format.

Does the ISBN number matter?

If you need a particular edition or format for a book, the ISBN should guarantee to get the book you expect. This is particularly relevant with textbooks and other books that have been updated. Paperback editions and hardcover editions will have their own ISBNs.



Can a second edition book have a different title?



If a second edition has the same title as the first, does it keep the same ISBN? No. A new edition is considered a different product and gets its own ISBN.

Can same ISBN have different covers?

No, as long as all the other details are the same, and it’s the same publisher, you don’t. If it’s important for your own records that you distinguish between the two versions, you can issue a new ISBN, but you don’t have to.

Can I publish the same book with different ISBN numbers?

Once assigned to a book, an ISBN cannot be reused. This is a very important point to keep in mind. The same ISBN cannot be used for different formats of the book, whether the book is in printed or electronic form. That means hardcover and softcover versions of the book have to be assigned separate ISBNs.

What is the advantage of ISBN number?

The benefits of ISBN include: The ISBN is a unique international identifier for monographic publications; assigning a number replaces the handling of long bibliographic descriptive records, thereby saving time and staff costs and reducing copying errors.

Is ISBN unique for every copy?

ISBN is an acronym for International Standard Book Number. It’s a unique series of digits assigned to every book published in the world. Each different edition of the same book has its own ISBN. That means the paper-format, digital, illustrated or translated versions of the same book have different ISBNs.

Can ISBN be copied?

An ISBN cannot be re-used, even if the book in question goes out of print. In whose name is the ISBN issued? It is issued to the publisher. If you want to be the publisher of record in book databases and catalogs, make sure you apply for your own ISBN.

How do you change your publisher name on Bowker?

How do I update my publishing Company Name with Bowker? A. Click the “Publisher Information” link located in the gray menu bar at the top of the screen. Go to the “Company Name” section of the page.



How do I assign an ISBN number?

ISBNs are assigned based on the geographical location of the publisher, not the printing company. If a publisher is selling their books on their own and are not trying to place them in stores or libraries or with wholesalers, is an ISBN required? No, an ISBN is not required.

How do I contact Bowker?

Have a question? Feel free to drop us a line at [email protected]. For support, please call us toll-free at (856) 399-7495.

How do you assign an ISBN to a book?


Quote from video: Once you fill out one. You can duplicate it for it to assign to the next one and then change the few details that you need to which is a really nice feature.

Do ISBN numbers expire?

Remember: ISBNs do not expire.



And, consider if you use 3 ISBNs for each book in one language, you could use up a block of ten very quickly if publishing regularly. The number depends on if you are assigning an ISBN to your eBook as well as printed versions.

Does ISBN change with reprint?

No. A new edition is considered a different product and gets its own ISBN.