As a guy who spent many, many years working in bookstores typing ISBNs into cash registers and INGRAM databases, let me just say that this? To me?
Is a big damn deal.
MY BOOK’S GOT AN ISBN, YO. An International Standard Book Number!
And the official publication date is April 9, 2013.
And it’s 368 pages.
And it costs $25.95.
All things I just found out that I should probably mention BUT ANYWAY ISBN WOOOOO!
And yes, I get how sad it is to fetishize a string of thirteen digits (which used to be ten digits, back in my day, when the world was new and icthyosaurs swam the dark, turbid seas) that represents a unique numeric commercial book identifier based on a 9-digit code created in 1965 by a professor of statistics at Trinity College.
And yet here we are.
PS: According to the site, my book’s just 405,049 titles away from being AMAZON’S #1 TOP SELLER! If we assume that like 405,041 of those are Twilight-related, I’M IN AMAZON’S (non-twilight) TOP 10 WOOOOO WE DID IT YOU GUYS.
Glen Weldon! Is cool! And I am enjoying his self-book-enthusiasm here.