Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A single ISBN can open the gates to a flood of books. My first indie book, Definitely True: Year One, is ready. It just needs you.
A single ISBN can open the gates to a flood of books. My first indie book, Definitely True: Year One, is ready. It just needs you.
26 backers pledged $696 to help bring this project to life.

About

Falsehoods, Facts, and Fiction... an ISBN to start project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$696

26

So it works something like this. I write. I already have a few books under my belt, and I've been fortunate enough to have them traditionally published. But here's the thing... I have a bunch of other books that I've either already written or that are waiting to be written. They're in an assortment of genres: instructional/reference books like the ones that have already been published, epic fiction stories, and humor.

Simply put, traditional publishing doesn't quite know what to do with me (and they can't keep up). So, I'm publishing various series of books on my own, marketed under a few different pen names, to keep things organized.

To start it off, though, I would like some help with purchasing an ISBN for my first book. What's an ISBN? It's an International Standard Book Number. It's how book stores and libraries reference, track, and order books. And because I live in the U.S., there's only one place I can get an ISBN... and it costs $125 for just one.

So what's the book? Definitely True: Year One, A Collection of Lies, by M. J. Guns (my humor pen name). Each day, for over 5 years, I made up a completely bold-faced lie and shared it online. This is a collection of the first year of lies. The book is written, indexed, edited, and formatted as an ebook and a printed daily tear-off calendar. The ISBN is for the ebook version. Technically speaking, I should have an ISBN for each format in which the book is released (1 for the ebook, 1 for the print book, 1 for the calendar, etc.)... but let's see if I can just get the first ISBN for now (who knows? Maybe a stretch goal is in order. 10 ISBNs is $295.)

Risks and challenges

The book is done. It's formatted and ready to go. I'm just asking for help paying to have it assigned a number in a database. Regardless of whether this campaign is funded, the book *will* ship on time.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    An ebook copy of my first indie book, Definitely True: Year One

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    An ebook copy of Definitely True: Year One and a daily tear-off calendar of lies from Definitely True: Year One

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    An ebook copy of Definitely True: Year One and a free ebook copy of anything else I write and publish in the future, forever.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    An ebook copy of Definitely True: Year One, a signed print copy of Definitely True: Year One, and a free ebook copy of anything else I write and publish in the future, forever.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (10 days)