ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It’s a unique identifier which helps customers find your book. You will need an ISBN if you’re planning on selling your book to the general public. Additionally, you’ll need a new ISBN for each variation of your book (softback, hardback, audiobook, e-book).
Sounds complicated doesn’t it? Well, the process doesn’t have to be. For £119, we can sort all of the complications out for you. We'll add a unique barcode to your cover, helping to identify your book.
Save time as we do all the admin
Sell more from your hard work
Have greater control of your book
What type of customer may want this:
Any customer who is planning on having their book for sale
What type of customer is this not appropriate for:
Businesses/schools where the project is for internal use (training manuals etc)
Where the book is a giveaway (giving away at events)
Where the book is to share with family and friends
What is an ISBN?
An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number. This is a unique identifier for a book which allows it to be sold on online and brick and mortar bookshops.
Do I need an ISBN?
Having an ISBN is not a legal requirement to sell your book, however if your intention is to sell on Amazon or in bookshops you will need an ISBN.
How do I get an ISBN?
When you place your order for your book through book printing UK we can arrange an ISBN for you.
How much will an ISBN cost?
We charge you £119 for an ISBN, this includes us generating a barcode and adding to your cover.
Do I need more than one ISBN?
You’ll need one ISBN for each variation of your book. So if you are having a softback, hardback, audiobook and Ebook you’ll need an ISBN for each format.
What is the difference between an ISSN and an ISBN?
An ISSN is an International Standard Serial Number which identifies the title of serial publications, these could be used for a magazine, journal or newspaper, whereas an ISBN represents a single volume.
ISSN’s are currently free and you can apply for them by using the application form.