ISBN or ISSN?

Angela,

I was referred to you by Mark McCann, an author who published through your program. I am putting together a one-time literary magazine and I wasn’t sure how to get an ISBN # for the magazine. What is the procedure for doing so?

All the best,
Elizabeth


ISBNs are actually assigned to books. ISSNs are for periodicals.

You can apply for an ISSN at:
http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/issn/

You’ll be happy to know that, while ISBNs are quite expensive, there is currently no charge for an ISSN assignment.