The State of The Web Serial Fiction Industry

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  1. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    incremental gains.

    PPP piece by piece publishing logo is three puzzle pieces that make a triangle, with a p in each angle, lines coming to the center point.

  2. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 4 years ago

    You guys might want to talk to MCM at I don't know what the company's operational status is (the website is still up), but they might be willing to provide the ISBNs for the project, if nothing else.

  3. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    Yes, talking to them would be awesome. Dunno if the isbns are xferrable, but just for some insights into what they did. Thanks for the idea Chris, I'll hit them up.

  4. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    ISBNs are non-transferrable, alas.

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  5. Tempest (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    ISBNs are not needed for ebooks. Just for those that may be curious.

  6. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    ISBNs are needed for ebooks if you want them to be tracked by various bestselling list, such as the New York times list. Sure, the chances of appearing on there are slim for self published authors, but... if you want to dream about ever printing 'New York times bestselling author' on your cover, you need an ISBN.

    I'm looking at you, Wildbow. You just might make it. ;)

    Also, some ebook stores require an ISBN but will provide a free one if you don't already have it. Thing is, if you use a service like Draft 2 Digital to handle most ebook stores for you (ibooks is impossible to get into if you don't have a Mac), and ever decide you want to sell your books directly without D2D in the future, you'll lose all book reviews if you didn't use your own ISBN.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world.
  7. Kess (Member)

    Posted 4 years ago

    The ISBN identifies the book, author, publisher, and format/edition of a specific book. So if we want the books to be properly registered to whatever entity we release them under, we'll need to get ISBNs registered to that entity.

    As for whether or not we are setting up a company: I think for tax and legal purposes, we have to.

    A note, though: authors are not employees of a publisher. It's a contract, but not an employment contract. It's more like a partnership agreement. The employees in our case could be those providing the services to the authors (editing, covers, etc), but don't necessarily need to be: they could be sub-contractors instead. That's mostly financial and legal wriggling to make things easy on ourselves. Though this only matters if we're paying people for their time and work. ;)


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