There are lot’s of ways to get an ISBN number for self-published books or e-books, but I chose to go all the way and become a Canadian publisher. Since I’m already co-owner of a small media company this turned out to be amazingly easy.
I simply went to the Public Archives of Canada and clicked on join CISS and filled out the form with my company information. Now when I e-publish I can enter the ISBN with Amazon Kindle.
Why the big deal? Cause all kinds of tracking can operate with an ISBN. The draw back? As a publisher I’m now required to provide copies of all my publications to Collections Canada. I know this is a good thing, having my words stored somewhere forever. What can I say? I just don’t like paperwork. Weird for a writer.
Now to think of a title for my anthology of shorts, all those bridge painting stories that were published by Storyteller Magazine between 2000 and 2006 when they folded. How about Tales from the North? Too Rudyard Kipling?