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ISBN for self-publishing book printingPurchasing ISBN/EAN Numbers for Self Publishing.

If you need an ISBN number and barcode for your self published book you have come to the right place. InstantPublisher is one of the few authorized re-sellers of ISBN numbers so beware of fake numbers. InstantPublisher includes free ISBN barcodes with your ISBN purchase. For self published authors who already own an ISBN number but need a barcode, the fee is $15.

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is the 13 digit number on the back of a book. This number identifies the publisher and the book title. Booksellers use this number to order, price and keep track of inventory. A different ISBN number is needed for different versions of the book. A book may use the same ISBN number indefinitely as long as nothing changes in the book. If you will not be selling your book in bookstores, this number is not needed. An EAN bar code is your ISBN transferred into an OCR scanable image. Click here to see an example ISBN/EAN number.

InstantPublisher, a book publishing company, offers two different ISBN purchasing options. The first ISBN option retails for $95. This number will be sent directly to you from R.R. Bowker. Purchasing this number entitles you to list your name as publisher of record and have full control of this number with access to your own books in the print account.

The second ISBN option is a cheaper alternative and retails for $75. This number will list InstantPublisher as the publisher of record and we will be listed as the main contact for your book. (We must be the publisher of your book with this option.) Both numbers are provided with an EAN barcode for the back of your book. If you wish to purchase a number, visit our ISBN/EAN order site.