What is an ISBN?

What is an ISBN?

An ISBN Number is an International Standard Book Number. These are the retail barcode numbers used for books and are necessary for selling books both in stores and for selling e-books on sites like amazon or apple e-book store.

Note: You will need to get a unique ISBN number allocated for each different publication type (eg. electronic format, soft cover format, hard cover format, or different translations).

See the example below.

ISBN Number: 978-1-23-123456-3

Barcode number (EAN-13 format): 9781231234563

ISBN Barcode Image (EAN-13 Format):

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ISBN Barcode Example (Independent Publishing Network)

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