Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery

An ISBN Of One's Own

How weird is it that the thing I'm most enjoying right now about my finalized book cover is the ISBN? An ISBN is, among other things, a shortcut that book review blogs use to decide which small press and self-pub titles are serious, and which are so unprofessional that they'll refuse to accept review copies. It's not necessarily a fair shortcut, but it's a common one. There, above the barcode, is my very own ISBN. I'm like Pinocchio halfway through transmuting from wood to flesh. Any minute now, I'll begin to feel real. (Writers are odd creatures, but then, you've noticed that.)

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