ISBN Book Barcodes
All books use International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN). These are obtained through a designated organisation in each country.
Do you have an ISBN Number?
NO – If you don’t have an ISBN, you’ll need to get an ISBN Number first. You can apply for an ISBN from the designated ISBN organisation for your country (you can search for your local ISBN organisation on the ISBN International website). If you live in the UK or Ireland, you can get ISBNs from our sister company, the Independent Publishing Network.
YES – If you already have an ISBN (but no barcode images for it), you can order the barcode images below.
NOTE: You’ll be asked to enter your ISBN into the ‘additional information’ section when you get to the checkout page. Your ISBN will be automatically turned into barcode images and emailed to you straight away.
ISBN Barcode Images
Here you can purchase ISBN Barcode images. These will be emailed through to you in 5 different formats (Bitmap, eps., tiff, Jpeg, PDF).
Please enter your 13 digit ISBN Number(s) in the additional information section when filling out your details after proceeding to checkout.
Separate multiple ISBNs with a comma or new line. Examples: 978-1-2345-678-9-0, 978-123-4567-89-0
Immediate Delivery: Your ISBN barcode images will be automatically generated and emailed to you as soon as you make payment.
Quantity Price per image 1 $ 20.00 USD 2 $ 17.00 USD each 3 $ 14.00 USD each 4 + $ 10.00 USD each 10 + $ 6.00 USD each 20 + $ 4.00 USD each 50 + $ 2.00 USD each
Sample ISBN Barcode:
You will receive your ISBN barcode images straight away by email (in 5 different formats). You can choose which barcode format you prefer and insert the barcode picture into the design for your book’s cover before printing.
Price Code (Optional)
ISBN Numbers can also be encoded with 5 digit price codes (“EAN 5”) on the end of them. These codes can encode a price of up to ‘99.99’ in GBP, USD or CAD only. E.g. to encode $9.99 USD, the EAN 5 would be “50999”, These price codes will be picked up by some scanners and can make it easier for retailers to establish the recommended retail price books. However, most scanners do not read this code at all. It is not common practice for ISBNs to have this price code. If you wish to have a price code added for your ISBN, please indicate that you would like this and what price and currency the price code should represent in the ‘additional information’ section when filling out your information.
0 (or 1) = GBP
3 = AUD
4 = NZD
5 = USD
6 = CAD
ISBN Barcode Turnaround Time: Once we receive your order, we will manually create the ISBN barcode and email it to you. This will normally take 2-24 hours, depending on the time of day/week that you make the order. Our normal office hours are 7am-7pm Mon-Fri (NZ time), plus we process some orders on Saturday whenever possible.
If you have a magazine, you will need to see our ISSN Magazine barcode page.
If you have printed music, you’ll need to get an International Standard Music Number (ISMN) and then get that turned into barcode images. A 13-digit ISMN, e.g. 979-0-2600-0043-8, can be turned into a 13-digit EAN-13 barcode (the same way that book ISBNs are turned into barcodes). Please order “ISBN Barcode Images” (above) and enter your ISMN number (instead of an ISBN) into the text box before adding it to your cart.