ISBN but book not on Distro
Sadly, I have decided that distribution is no longer viable for me. It's not Lulu's fault, as I know the retail pricing structure is out of Lulu's remit, but, there's no point trying to sell a book which has to be priced so high it is actually priced out of the market. However, can anyone tell me, what clout if any, does an ISBN from Lulu have, if applied to a book which is not submitted for distribution? Does the ISBN and of course the book in question, get listed anywhere which the rest of the industry recognises, and which would allow the book to still be physically stocked in a book store?