This is a question I would like to pose to WA members who live outside the US or Canada and have published a book.

How do you deal with the copyright laws. I'd specifically like to hear about adding ISBN as well.

Is this applicable to your territory. If not how is copyright dealt with?

Candy Benn

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YvonneBray Premium
The Australian National Library is for Australia. They provide steps in how to apply. Hope this helps.
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Hi Yvonne, thank you. Thank you. Since they are part of the commonwealth I am interested. I know it is strange for me to ask about the commonwealth countries but outside of the US and Canada many don't seem to require registration but I haven't been able to gain enough information on the alternative.

Thank you.

Candy Benn
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YvonneBray Premium
Hi Candy I see what you mean. If I come across anything I’ll let you know.
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YvonneBray Premium
Candy, you could send an email to any one of the large libraries to find out what they know about registration requirements in other countries.
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Hi Yvonne,
Thank you for the suggestion. I will look into it.

Candy Benn
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Candy, I know that with KDP, when your book is published as a paperback, they assign you one!

Jeff
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Thank you Jeffrey. Would I be able to use that ISBN on any other platform?

Candy Benn
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Only if you select expanded distribution. I think Barbara McGinley's book is on another platform too. Send her a PM (JrzyGrlBJ).

Jeff
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Hey that is interesting Jeff. I'm taking notes.

Candy Benn
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JeffreyBrown Premium
It is, indeed, Candy! You could publish your book in KDP as an ebook and paperback (with expanded distribution for the Pb), and shop around for a publisher for the hardcover, then you would need the independent isbn.
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Well I definitely want it on more than Amazon. I will look into it.

Candy Benn
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

This explains how to add an ISBN however it does not specify geolocation

https://self-publishingschool.com/how-to-get-an-isbn/

Are you writing/publishing a book?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
With copyright laws I would suggest reaching out to a professional in your jurisdiction to learn more.
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I am writing a book Abie and it the geolocation that is really important to me since ISBN really seem to apply to North American authors.

Candy Benn
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's great and good to hear.

Best advice is to reach locally in your jurisdiction. Unless someone local here knows, I certainly don't. But I wouldn't trust internet sources, better be safe than sorry.

Thank you for your question. Apologies I am of no further help. However, good to see you :)
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Thank you Abie. It's ok. I know I'll get the information some how.

I surface now and again. Lol.

Candy Benn
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DivineGood Premium
Hello Candy,

Since I live outside US, I inquired about
it and was told to write the US copyright
company and I did and it responded to me
real fast.

Then, when I was about to publish my book,
the Publishing company told me that they
also do that type of service with the payment
I have to give them.

So, that was actually a huge relief for me as
they did all the work for me and of course
with a fee.

Whoever is your publishing company, please
do ask it if it is also giving you that type of
service. You can check out a lot of them and
most of them they do give you that option.

Hope this helps, Candy.

God bless you!

Elizabeth
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Hi Elizabeth, thanks for responding. I am not using a publisher at the moment.

To be honest I am not planning to.

Candy Benn
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DivineGood Premium
Oh, alright then.

That's fine and as I said
I wrote them and they
gave me the answer of
what to do.

Abie has given you the
information and that is
another way to do it.

Thank you, Candy.

Elizabeth
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DCaribbeanQ Premium Plus
Ok. Thank you for your time Elizabeth.

Candy Benn
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DivineGood Premium
You are most welcome,
my dear Candy.

Elizabeth
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