ISBNs Untangled with Lisseth Montecinos

When: Back to Calendar March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Carlsbad Dove Library
1775 Dove Ln
Carlsbad,CA 92011
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Contact: Karla Olson
Categories: Monthly Meetings

You’ve heard that you need an ISBN for your book. But what is an ISBN and what does it do for my book? Why is it important?

Lisseth Montecinos, a customer service rep from RR Bowker, will join us to explain exactly how this system works and why it is essential for successful publication of your book. She’ll tell you how to get an ISBN, what information you need to provide about your book, and how that information feeds out to online retailers and bookstores. She’ll explain when you need an new ISBN for a different format or edition of your book. Most importantly, she’ll help you understand how to untangle your ISBN if you want your own. You won’t want to miss this presentation about the most important step in your publishing journey.

About Lisseth Montecinos:

Lisseth Montecinos PhotoLisseth Montecinos is a customer service representative at Bowker, the US ISBN Agency. With over four years in publishing, Lisseth provides support to publishers, authors and booksellers with their publishing needs, including assistance on ISBNs, barcodes, book promotion, digital production, and much more. Her proactive attitude, friendly demeanor, and ability to communicate in both English and Spanish, allows her to find solutions to all customers’ needs, making the process of publishing seamlessly.

Key Success Factors for Writers Today and into the Future – Slides

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Steve Wilson, CEO of FastPencil, an end-to-end writing and publishing platform, presented his observations about challenges and opportunities for independent writers today. He generously agreed to share his slides. Also, he announced a new collaboration between FastPencil and the bookstore chain Books-A-Million to support independent publishers. A link to the program as well as some information about it are also available below.

To read the Press Release, click here.

Click below to view the slides from Steve’s presentation:
Key Success Factors for Writers Today and into the Future with Steve Wilson

Visit the bookstore chain, Books-A-Million’s website here.

PWSD Welcomes Thom Kephart to San Diego

We had a full-house for a wonderful presentation from Thom Kephart  of Create Space who presented to Publishers and Writer’s of San Diego this January, 2014. For those who were not able to attend, download Thom’s slides and watch the video (compliments of Chad Thompson Photography and Monkey C Media).

About PWSD

Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD): a professional association of the publishing community in San Diego, educating business-minded self-publishers and authors.

Publishers and Writers of San Diego has been serving as a forum for education, networking, and motivation since 1994. Originally founded as The San Diego Publishers Alliance, the group is comprised of members from all areas of publishing and writing — authors, self-publishers, independent publishers, editors, book packagers, designers, consultants, promotional professionals, students, and more.