Barcodes for Books – ISBN

The standard UPC-A and EAN-13 Barcode Images supplied by HelloBarcode are not suited for Books & Magazines.

Books & Magazines require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications.

To obtain an ISBN visit the Bowker Identifier Services (USA) There are also ISBN agencies available various countries.

Once you have your ISBN number you’ll need to have an image of the ISBN generated as an EAN-13 code. This is so you can include the barcode on your book’s cover artwork file. Properly formatted ISBN 13 images display the human readable text above and below the code.  We can assit you with generating correctly formatted ISBN code images for your publication.  Simply email us at with your ISBN number and we can arrange a quote and Special Order.

Example of an ISBN barcode image. JPEG format at 600 DPI.