Do I need to include an ISBN number when sending my book to copyright for registration?

Asked 10 months ago - Ontario, CA

I am about to send my book to copyright. I was wondering do I need to submit an ISBN number with it? I only have a paper back version and will be creating a ebook version too. If I do have to submit an ISBN number, would I have to submit two for each version?

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  1. Daniel Nathan Ballard

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    Answered . Q: "Do I need to include an ISBN number when sending my book to copyright for registration?"
    R: No. The copyright registration will cover your book even if it does not have the ISBN published within.

    The above response is general information ONLY and is not legal advice, does not form an attorney-client... more
  2. Bruce E. Burdick

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    Answered . Wrong. You already sent your book to copyright the moment you created it. 17 USC 102.

    The publisher gets the ISBN not you.

    I am not your lawyer and you are not my client. Free advice here is without recourse and any reliance thereupon is... more

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