Authors, who have designed a book, and have assigned that book an ISBN with a barcode, congratulations, your book is bookstore ready!
With an ISBN, Any Brick and Mortar Bookstore (An actual physical bookstore, such as Barnes & Noble) can locate your book through Books in Print, (An online database) where your book can be purchased at wholesale to be stocked on B&M Bookstore shelves for sale!
If you are listed as the publisher, meaning you've purchased and assigned an ISBN (Through Bowker if you are in the US.) to your beloved book, as opposed to assigning an ISBN through an aggregator like Createspace, or allowing a self-publishing company, or Vanity press to assign an ISBN to your book, which lists them as the publisher; Remember, it is your responsibility to enter your book's information into the online database! Without this information, your book cannot be located by B&M bookstores. It is through this database, which Ingram provides; Physical Bookstores, Libraries, & Academic Institutions can locate your book.
Hope you enjoyed reading my blog and that this information was useful!
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