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ISBN Barcodes for Books

Do you have the ISBN number already?

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

No – If you don’t have an ISBN number yet, you first need to get an ISBN number from the Australian ISBN Agency (there is a charge for these numbers). After they allocate the ISBN number, please come back here & purchase ISBN barcode images (the vertical black bars & white spaces).

Note: Crossword books and colouring-in books do not use ISBNs. They use standard retail barcodes (EAN-13 barcodes), which can be purchased here.

  • ISBN Barcode Images (for Books)


    ISBN Barcode images in 5 formats (jpeg, tiff, bmp, pdf, eps).

    You will be requested to enter your ISBN number(s) at the checkout page.

    After you order, your ISBN number will be turned into barcode images and emailed to you automatically within a few minutes. Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

    Quantity (# of ISBN numbers) Price 
    1  $ 30
    2  $ 25 each
    3  $ 20 each
    4 +  $ 15 each
    10 +  $ 8 each

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 the cover of your book before printing. If your book has already been printed, you can order sticky barcode labels for your ISBN & manually attach them to each book.

‘Thanks, David, We will be looking into purchasing another 10 [barcodes] in January. Will let you know in the coming year’ – Kenny.

Below are some books that are using our ISBN barcode images:

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The Australian Publishers Association

(APA) is the national representative body for the Australian publishing industry.

The APA represents over 200 publishers from across Australia. Membership is made up of companies and individuals from across the entire publishing spectrum, producing books and educational resources in a wide variety of formats.

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Need help?

Here are some common questions:

An ISBN is a 13 digit unique identification number assigned to books and other print, electronic, or multimedia publications. It is used for printed books and pamphlets containing more than four pages of text, maps, e-books, pdfs, Braille publications and audiobooks.

Each country has its own designated organisation that controls the distribution of ISBNs. The organisation for Australia can be found here.

You will need a different barcode number and image for each separate publication. This includes different formats of the same book. For example, if you were publishing a paperback and an eBook, you would need 2 ISBNs..

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please take a look at our answers to common questions.

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