Welcome To The World Of ISBNs!


You know the drill: countless guides claim to reveal the secrets of publishing, yet they skip over the crucial details. But when it comes to ISBNs, the details matter:


  • Confusing arrays of options for obtaining ISBNs.
  • Misunderstandings about the necessity and strategic use of ISBNs.
  • Myths about pricing and ISBN assignment.




But this time, it's going to be different.

This time, you're getting a comprehensive guide to:

  • Understanding what an ISBN is and its importance for indie authors.
  • Navigating the process of obtaining your ISBNs through Bowker.
  • Making informed decisions about purchasing ISBNs.
  • Strategically deciding whether to include pricing information in your ISBN.


"Michaelbrent has an encyclopedic knowledge of genre and a talent for sharing that information in a fun, engaging, and wonderfully  nerdy way." - Jonathan Maberry (NY Times bestselling author and creator of V-Wars)

Michaelbrent isn't just a bestselling indie author; he's a mentor dedicated to demystifying the publishing process for fellow authors.

In short: Michaelbrent turns the complex world of ISBNs into an open book for you.


And he wants to share his secrets, procedures, and templates with YOU!

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From decoding ISBN basics to leveraging them for greater publishing freedom and market penetration, Michaelbrent has empowered authors to take control of their publishing journey.



He's not just sharing knowledge; he's offering a blueprint to enhance your book's visibility and credibility.



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Experts and students alike praise Michaelbrent's clear, insightful guidance. Dive deep into the world of ISBNs with a course designed to illuminate and empower.


Michaelbrent brings his extensive experience and success in indie publishing to offer unparalleled advice and strategies.



With Michaelbrent, ISBNs become not just a necessity, but a strategic tool in your publishing arsenal.


...Ready to unlock the full potential of your book?

In this essential course, you'll learn everything from the basics of ISBNs to advanced strategies for using them to your advantage. Topics include:

  • The Elements of ISBN Strategy
  • Navigating Bowker's ISBN Purchase Process
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: Making the Right ISBN Decision
  • Pricing Strategies and Your ISBN

And more!



So sit back, grab a pen and paper for notes...


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About your teacher

Bestselling author and screenwriter

Michaelbrent Collings

Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, produced screenwriter, and speaker. Best known for horror (and voted one of the top 100 Greatest All-Time Horror Writers in a Ranker vote of nearly 20,000 readers), Collings has written bestselling thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi and fantasy titles, and even humor and non-fiction. In addition to popular success, Michaelbrent has also received critical acclaim: he is the only person who has ever been a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award (twice), a Dragon Award (twice), and a RONE Award, and he and his work have been reviewed and/or featured on everything from Publishers Weekly to Scream Magazine to NPR. An engaging and entertaining speaker, he is also a frequent guest at comic cons and on writing podcasts like Six Figure Authors, The Creative Penn, Writing Excuses, and others; and is a mental health advocate and TEDx speaker.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    ISBNs--What, Where, and Why?

    • The Indie Author's Guide to ISBNs

    • DECISION CHART: To Purchase an ISBN or Not to Purchase an ISBN?

    • To Price or Not to Price (That Hamlet Guy is Everywhere!)

    • DECISION CHART: To Price or Not to Price?

    • GUIDE: How To Purchase An ISBN From Bowker (US students)

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