ISBN Barcodes for Books

Books require an ISBN Number (International Standard Book Number), which gets turned into a barcode image.

How to get an ISBN Number

To get an ISBN Number for a UK publication you have two options:

1. UK ISBN Agency. The cost for one ISBN number from them is £89.00.

2. Independent Publishing Network. They can supply an ISBN number for £30.00.

How to get your ISBN Number turned into a Barcode

After you receive your ISBN number, please order the barcode images for it below (you’ll be asked to enter your ISBN number into the ‘additional information’ section when you get to the checkout page).

Your ISBN number will be automatically turned into barcode images, and emailed to you straight away.

  • ISBN Barcode Images

    Please enter your 13 digit ISBN Number (with hyphens) in the additional information section when filling out your details after proceeding to checkout (if you don’t have an ISBN number yet please order one from our sister company bookisbn.org.uk).

    Immediate Delivery: Your ISBN barcode images will be automatically emailed to you straight away in 5 different formats (Bitmap, eps., tiff, Jpeg, PDF). Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

    Quantity   Price per image
    1£ 15.00
    2£ 12.50 each
    3£ 10.00 each
    4 +£ 8.00 each

Sample ISBN Barcode:

Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

You will receive your ISBN barcode images straight away by email (in 5 different formats). You can choose which format to use when printing the barcode picture onto your book cover. We will email your barcode images to you in the standard 13-digit EAN format (ie. directly encoding your 13-digit ISBN into the 13-digit EAN barcode). However, we can optionally add a 5-digit price code at the end of your main barcode if you request this in the ‘additional information’ section when ordering. The price code can encode a price of up to ‘99.99’ GBP. Please note, however, that most barcode scanners do not ‘pick up’ price codes (only some scanners do), and it is not that common in the UK for book barcodes to include price codes. If you want your barcode to include a price code, please specify what price code you want in the “additional information” section when placing your order.

  • Barcode RegistrationInternational Barcodes Database

    “Barcode Registration” means that you can register your barcode number and product/company details on the International Barcodes Database (information that you submit to that database also filters through to several other online barcode databases).

    Add the quantity you require to the cart, and then proceed to check out. Please enter your barcode number(s) in the “additional information” section when you get to the check out page.

    Once we receive your order for Barcode Registration we will email you to request proof of ownership (so that we can verify that you are the owner of that barcode number). We will then activate your barcode number for registration and give you instructions for how to register your barcode.

    Please note that Barcode Registration is included for free if you buy one of our EAN or UPC barcode packages or barcode numbers.

    Quantity
    Price per Registration
    1 +£ 15.00 each
    5 +£ 13.00 each
    10 +£ 11.00 each
    20 +£ 10.00 each
    30 +£ 8.50 each
    50 +£ 7.00 each