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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.
Collectionscanada.gc.ca/isn/

 

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.

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cip/041003-5000-e.html

 

Invaluable information for Canadian publishers:
Publishers.ca

 

To acquire copyright certificates, trademarks, registrations etc.:

Canadian lntellectual Properties Office

 

Information on Legal Deposit:
Collectionscanada.gc.ca

 

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

 

ISBNs for the United States can be acquired here. This is where you can also find SAN and Barcode information:
US ISBN Agency  or BOWKERS

 

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:

Nielson UK ISBN Agency

 

Here you can acquire official copyright for your book:

Intellectual Property Office

 

Here you will find information on legal deposit for print books in the UK:

British Legal Deposit

 

Here you can acquire information on the UK's Cataloguing-in-Publication Programme:

The British National Bibliography

 

These are two great Print On Demand websites:

Createspace.com

Lulu.com

 

Kindle Publishing

Kindle Direct Publishing

 

EPUB Publishing

Lulu.com

Smashwords.com

 

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