Publishing expenses

I am yet to publish my first book, and I am curious if there are any "hidden" (or obvious) expences waiting for me later in the process. Is the ISBN from Lulu free, for example? How much should I expect the total cost to be?

 

The book is a US trade perfect bound paperback, for your information.

 

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  • Surprising as it may seem it is totally free. The only thing you will have to pay for is a proof copy of your book (production costs plus postage, which is also what you will pay if you wish to order books to sell yourself although bulk discounts are available) if you want your book to go into distribution. The ISBN supplied by Lulu is free.

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