Yes, us authors always moan about having to buy an ISBN. Relax, you are going to love this fact I found out. Multiple book authors with ISBNs get the Google star treatment!
The benefits of having your own ISBN at Thorpe Bowker:
- It is yours to keep up to date (not a publisher you can’t get hold of), you get to inform library suppliers and so help along sales,
- You can assign a library discount, discounts to retail, and
- You may be assigned a section by Google which matches your ISBNs to you and brings up a special box with all your books in it when someone does an exact title search on Google.
I love that bit the most! Find below the searches that bring up the ‘special AUTHOR box’. (Click arrow for next image).