ISBNs and the Self-Publisher Part I: The ISBN System

(This is modified text from The Global Indie Author.) The ISBN System ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. The rules and regulations governing the use and distribution of ISBNs are determined by the International ISBN Agency, based in London. The international agency allots ISBNs to national agencies, who in turn allot them to their publishers; thus, a publisher cannot acquire an ISBN from a foreign national agency: a British publisher, for example, cannot buy an ISBN from the American ISBN agency and vice versa. Publishers then assign their ISBNs Read More …

Reality sucks; we need movies that balance the equation

Commenting upon my previous post, the following observation was made by a Facebook friend: “I was thinking about [The Mist] the other day and I suspect one of the reasons that picture didn’t do so great at the [box office] was because of the ending. It was a one[-]two punch of bleakness (and I loved it) at the end of a pretty dark film. Unfortunately, I think what many self[-]important indy films, Canadian and otherwise, suffer from is a disconnect from a general audience. They’re created in a vacuum and Read More …