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 you have two options:
1. You can order them from the UK ISBN Agency. The cost is £99.00 for a single ISBN number (or £149.00 for 10 numbers). You will need to complete their joining forms.
2. Alternatively, you can order a single ISBN number from our sister company, the Independent Publishing Network – single ISBN Numbers are available for £15 each.
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).
Quantity Price per image 1 £ 15.00 2 £ 12.50 each 3 £ 10.00 each 4 + £ 8.00 each
The barcode images will be sent to you in 5 different formats (jpeg, eps, tiff, bmp & pdf). 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 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.
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