Important Publishing Resources: ISBN, Legal Deposit, Cataloguing
Here are some useful publishing resources for authors and publishers.
For publishers and authors around the world:
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Publishing Resources for Canada:
To acquire an ISBN (ISBNs are still free in Canada) Be patient. The staff are extremely nice but do thorough research before contacting you, so you will have to wait a few days to a week.
Cataloguing in Publication data for your book. Publications need to have a print run of at least 100 copies in order to be eligible for the CIP Program.
Invaluable information for Canadian publishers:
To acquire copyright certificates, trademarks, registrations etc.:
Information on Legal Deposit:
Publishing Resources for the US:
Here you can acquire library cataloguing information for the US and apply for CIP, LCCN, and PCCN:
The Library of Congress
You can acquire official copyright certificates and information here:
US Copyright Office
Useful information on the International Standard Book Numbering (ISBN) system:
International ISBN Agency
Publishing Resources for the UK:
Here you can acquire an ISBN for your book:
Here you can acquire official copyright for your book:
Here you will find information on legal deposit for print books in the UK:
Here you can acquire information on the UK's Cataloguing-in-Publication Programme:
These are two great Print On Demand websites:
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