5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2013 8:50 AM by Dilid
Brentbin Level 1 Level 1

I have a book in iBookstore. (Not made with iBooks Author, but I couldn't find a likely forum for ePub).

 

I want to move a chapter to a different location (in the various appropriate files: toc.ncx, content.opf, and toc.xhtml), export, and upload the new ePub version to iBookstore. Content isn't changed, just the location.

 

Would this change require a new ISBN number?

 

Thanks.


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Solved by MichiHenning on May 20, 2012 3:12 PM Solved

No, you don't need to have a new ISBN. You can make far more extensive changes without also changing ISBN, including replacing an entire chapter with completely different content. (As I have done with a printed book that replaced an entire chapter for the third printing, due to changes in the standards landscape.)

 

You should, however, identify the "printing" of the book in the front matter, so there is some way to distinguish versions.

 

In general, when to assign a new ISBN is entirely up to you. As long as you still consider the book to be substantially the same after the changes, the old ISBN is fine.

 

Michi.

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4

    No, you don't need to have a new ISBN. You can make far more extensive changes without also changing ISBN, including replacing an entire chapter with completely different content. (As I have done with a printed book that replaced an entire chapter for the third printing, due to changes in the standards landscape.)

     

    You should, however, identify the "printing" of the book in the front matter, so there is some way to distinguish versions.

     

    In general, when to assign a new ISBN is entirely up to you. As long as you still consider the book to be substantially the same after the changes, the old ISBN is fine.

     

    Michi.

  • Brentbin Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Michi

     

    Brent

  • Chris@Twistframe Level 1 Level 1

    I would like to publish the same book in both US and UK stoes, but I would need to change the spelling of "color" to "colour" and "gray" to "grey" for the UK version of this kid's coloring book.

     

    Would I need a whole new ISBN for the UK version? The word "colour" would appear four times, and the word "grey" would appear once.

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4

    Did you read my answer to Brent?

     

    Michi.

  • Dilid Level 1 Level 1

    Hi trying to put my isbn number but itunes connect didn't recongize it