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
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