No. Publishers assign ISBN to the book published by them. Since Pothi.com is not a publisher, it does not assign an ISBN to any book. However that is not much of an issue because
- You don't need an ISBN to publish or distribute through Pothi.com.
- If you want an ISBN, you can get one yourself as a self-publisher for free in India. Check out the simple application format and other details in this Article on ISBN.
No. An ISBN identifies one particular edition of a book. Even in print, hardcover and softcover versions should have a separate ISBN. Even a new edition of the same book needs a separate ISBN. So, if you are using ISBN at all, make sure you get a separate one for each edition and format of your book.
Reusing ISBN can create problems in listing with retailers. DO NOT reuse ISBN.
No. The publisher or self-publishing company owns that ISBN. You should not use it on Pothi.com. If you do not have a separate ISBN that you own, it is better to publish without an ISBN.
The only exception is if you are not printing the books with Pothi.com, rather getting it from the company which owns the ISBN and only selling it through us.