Buy ISBN Images
Our friends at Barcode1 can supply ISBN barcode images in a variety of formats at affordable prices – the cost for the images is £15 (in 2 styles and 5 different formats). The price drops the more you buy.
How to self-publish an e-book – a guide to making, marketing and selling e-books
Self-publishing a hard copy book – 25 things you need to know – Helpful as an overview of different aspects to consider when publishing a hard copy book
StudyInk – A Complete Guide to Publishing Your Own Book – A guide breaking down the important stages of the Self Publishing Process
Formatting and uploading e-books for sale
Kindle Direct Publishing – a way to easily start selling you book through Amazon kindle store (they charge on a fee per product sold basis)
Creating e-book files for amazon kindle direct publishing – explanation of how to convert you e-book into a suitable format for publishing through Amazon kindle store
Other types of barcodes
Books require an ISBN number (and ISBN barcode images). You can purchase both of these here on Ipubnet (just complete the membership form and proceed to the ordering page). Alternatively, you can purchase your ISBN number here, but get your ISBN barcode images from barcode1.co.uk.
Magazines require an ISSN number and ISSN barcode images which can be purchased here from barcode1.co.uk.
All other retail products require a 12 or 13 digit retail barcode number (a UPC or EAN barcode number). You can get a retail barcode number from barcode1.co.uk.
If you live outside of the UK you can purchase a retail barcode number from the International Barcodes Network. This network is managed by International Barcodes Limited (which also trades as Independent Publishing Network – so they manage this website). The International Barcodes Network provides barcodes that can be used worldwide. They have a list of Member Websites (many of which are operated by local agents in various countries worldwide). A list of their member websites is below.
International Barcodes Network Members:
CENTRAL / SOUTH AMERICA