Save $125 on 100 ISBNs. Two Days Only!

26 07 2017


Buy 100 ISBNs for only $450.
You save $125 off the regular price!

Sale ends tomorrow. Act now to save!

For two days only, you can buy a block of 100 ISBNs for the special discount price of $450. That’s a savings of $125 off the regular price of $575. Don’t miss out. Place your order today.

Perhaps you’re ready for more ISBNs now. Or, you may be planning to grow your publishing endeavors and will need more ISBNs in the future. Either way, you should act now to take advantage of this special offer.

There are many good reasons to purchase multiple ISBNs. Most publishers and self-publishers produce at least three to five versions of a book (print: hardback and softback, and digital: EPUB, MOBI, and PDF). Each version of a book requires an ISBN.

You can buy one ISBN for $125. Or, you can get 100 for only $450 during this special sale. That’s one great bargain you shouldn’t pass up.

Two days only – don’t miss this chance to save

Be sure to take advantage of this special ISBN discount while the sale is still on. Place your order today!

Click here to order. This offer ends 11:59p.m. ET, Thursday, July 27.

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Amazon’s “Buy Button” Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors

9 05 2017
An Open Letter from IBPA to the Indie Publishing Community:
Amazon’s “Buy Button” Policy Change Hurts Publishers and Authors
Dear Indie Publishing Community:On March 1, Amazon enacted a policy change that allows third-party sellers to compete for the Buy Box for books in “new condition.”

In case you’re not visualizing the Buy Box in your mind, it is this:

When you go to a product page on Amazon, the ADD TO CART Buy Box is the default offer. Other used options fall below the Buy Box. Where books are concerned, the default Buy Box has always belonged to the publisher. When you buy a book, Amazon pays the publisher 45% of the list price. This means your purchase is supporting the entity that published the book, namely the publisher, and authors are making a profit (albeit small) every time you buy because the publisher is paying an author royalty for each sale.

Now Amazon is giving that priority spot to third-party sellers, relegating the publisher button to a far less favorable position, below the landing page screen line, often last in a list of third-party sellers offering the book for a significantly lower cost in addition to free shipping.

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) believes Amazon’s policy change, allowing third-party sellers to compete for the Buy Box for books in “new condition,” hurts authors and publishers.

Click here to read IBPA’s full explanation with scenarios.

IBPA will continue to research and monitor this situation and inform our members of any changes to the policy. In the meantime, we welcome reactions and additional scenarios in the comments section of the explanation linked above.

In Partnership,

— Angela Bole, IBPA CEO
— Peter Goodman, Publisher, Stone Bridge Press (IBPA Board Chair)
— Robert Price, Publisher, Price World Publishing (IBPA Board Treasurer)
— Elizabeth Turnbull, Senior Editor & Partner, Light Messages Publishing (IBPA Secretary)
— Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press (IBPA Board of Directors & Executive Committee)
— Ian Lamont, Founder, i30 Media (IBPA Board of Directors & Executive Committee)
— Leslie Browning, Founder & Senior Editor, Homebound Publications (IBPA Board of Directors)
— Robin Cutler, Director, IngramSpark (IBPA Board of Directors)
— Keith Garton, President & Publisher, Red Chair Press (IBPA Board of Directors)
— Shannon Okey, Publisher, Cooperative Press (IBPA Board of Directors)
— Karla Olson, Director, Patagonia Books (IBPA Board of Directors)
— Joshua Tallent, Director of Outreach & Education, Firebrand Technologies (IBPA Board of Directors)
— Mark Wesley, Owner, me+mi publishing (IBPA Board of Directors)

Copyright © 2017 Independent Book Publishers Association, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Independent Book Publishers Association
1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Suite 204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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