Another good article at Dave Bricker’s site about what self-publishing really means.
Also the beginnings of a conversation in the comment section about free ISBNs.
After I used up the 10 I bought from Bowker, I started using the free ISBNs CreateSpace offers. I don’t care who the publisher of record is. I care who’s credited with the intellectual property (and the payments.)
Other authors have tried to convince me that owning your ISBNs is the only professional route.
Until now, that’s been the whole argument: it looks more professional. Leaving off the rest of the sentence: to other authors. I don’t sell to authors, I sell to readers. Argument over.
Except, Dave makes some points we’re working through. Interesting points that have me thinking.