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Hardcover Publishing (With ISBN & Barcode)


publication isbn code: Self-publishers know that they must have an ISBN for their book if they want to sell through retail channels like bookstores. The ISBN not only identifies the publisher, the language group of the country the book is published in, and the specific title, it is also used to generate the scannable barcode found on the back cover of almost every book sold today.

What is an ISBN?

ISBN is the acronym for International Standard Book Number. This 10 or 13-digit number identifies a specific book, an edition of a book, or a book-like product (such as an audiobook). Since 1970 each published book has a unique ISBN. In 2007, assigned ISBNs changed from 10 digits to 13.

Finding the ISBN Number On a Book

On most books, the ISBN number can be found on the back cover, next to the barcode. If a book doesn't show the ISBN on the back cover, look on the page featuring the copyright and publisher information and the ISBN will be found there.

Why Search by ISBN

ISBNs are useful when looking for a specific printing of a book. A student, for example, can search by ISBN to find the correct edition of a textbook for school.

Books will have a different ISBN number for the softcover version than for the hardcover edition. The ISBN will also vary depending on the country of publication. A popular book that has been reprinted numerous times over the years will have many different ISBN numbers - one for each publication. If you are looking for a specific edition, binding or even cover art of a certain title, knowing the ISBN will be extremely helpful when searching for the book.

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