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Compliance: It’s the Name of the Game

Posted in book publishing operations, business, recommended publishing resources with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by MRL

Publishing a book has many stages—from manuscript to layout to printing to distribution to sales—that have the end result (hopefully) of a book in a reader’s hands (or ereader). And, like most involved processes, it’s not one that’s particularly forgiving; that is, you can do a lot of things right—find a manuscript, produce a well-designed book, line up good pre-publication blurbs and reviews—but there are some elements completely divorced from the acquisitions/editorial/production processes that, if not done (correctly), will doom all of your other hard work: ISBNs, Bookland EAN barcodes, P-CIPs, and the SAN.

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