Well, due to my doofusness, I completely misunderstood, and this chapbook won't have an ISBN at all - they cost $125. I mean, I can buy one, and have it listed with an ISBN, but the deal I'm working right now doesn't come with an ISBN, and I thought it did. I'm bummed - as much for misunderstanding as for not having the damn number.
This is what I was talking about when I said I was clueless.
Damn it I feel so stupid.
I mean don't get me wrong, I'm still tickled about the chap, I can still use it to market myself. It will still be a cool thing to have, and I'm considering the ISBN, but I'm realistic enough to know what my budget looks like. Know what I'm saying?
Anyway, I got the contract today, filled everything out and made copies for my own benefit. It'll go out Monday, and the book will be out as scheduled. And I'm going to sell the hell out of it by god - then I'm going to find a million contests and calls for chaps and submit to them too damn it.