Victor R. Volkman – Publishing, ISBN, the Library of Congress, and BISAC

On June 19th, 2008¬†Irene Watson spoke with publisher, author, and editor Victor R. Volkman about the¬†fundamental numbers of the publishing business including ISBN registration and usage, working with the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication program, and the Book Industry Standards Group’s BISAC coding system.¬† Specifically, we talked about the publishing lifecycle and how library cataloging and sales fits in with rest of the picture in pre-publication publicity. Additionally, we explained the nuts-and-bolts of ISBN registration, working with Books-In-Print, and how distributors and bookstores learn about new titles.
Victor Volkman is the President of Loving Healing Press Incorporated, a small publisher which has been dedicated to producing self-help, psychology, trauma recovery, and personal growth books since 2003. LHP has produced more than 60 titles covering such diverse areas as physical disabilities, medicine and alternative health, abuse recovery, mindfulness, and critical incident stress management. Their books are sold in the USA, Canada, and the UK via Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams Books, Quality Books, New Leaf Distributing, and other distributors. The overall mission statement is simply Redefining what is possible for healing mind and spirit. He is the author of six books on topics from psychology to computer programming and his next book will be called Power Publishing.

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