Book Barcodes

Books have barcodes that are based on the ISBN number of the book (International Standard Book Number). These book barcodes usually 13 digits long and begin with 978.

If you have an ISBN number for your book, you can purchase the book barcode images here.

If you don’t have an ISBN number yet, we know of 2 easy ways to get one –

1. You can get one from the UK ISBN Agency. This will cost you £99.00 for a single ISBN Number (or £149.00 for 10 ISBN Numbers). There are several pages of joining forms for you to fill in & fax, post or scan & email to them. Once you have the ISBN numbers, you are in control of how the books are listed with Nielsens etc. Come back to us then for the book barcode.

2. You can get a single ISBN number through the Independent Publishing Network – it is very simple – it is free to join – then they can supply you with ISBN numbers as you need them for £15 each. Once you have your ISBN number, come back to us to get the book barcode images.

If you have a magazine, these require ISSN barcodes. see our ISSN Barcode page for more details.

Here are some books that are using our ISBN book barcodes:

ISBN Book Barcodes examples


Purchase the ISBN barcode images here.


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