Your ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is a key tool to getting discovered by the people who buy eBooks. What is it really? This 13 digit number is used by the publishing industry to organize all printed, audio and digital books worldwide. The specific facts that a self-publishing author provides to register a title’s ISBN with Bowker are its Metadata.
Let’s look carefully at the information required for Section One of an ISBN registration using different published works as examples.
Section One: Title and Cover
1. Title: Confessions of an eBook Virgin
2. Subtitle: What Everyone Should Know Before They Publish on the Internet
Make sure these fields are EXACTLY the same, including upper and lower case, as what is seen on your cover and cover page.