ISBN Barcodes for Books

If you need a barcode for a book, we recommend that you first get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). AN ISBN can be easily transformed into a barcode number for your book (therefore you will not need to buy a unique barcode number).

To get an ISBN you will need to contact the ISBN Agency (the ISBN Agency in Hong Kong is the National Library). After you have your ISBN, come back here & purchase the barcode images for your number.

Alternatively you can get an ISBN number from The Independent Publishing Network in the UK for £15.

ISBNs are unique international numbers that are assigned to published books & similar publications. ISBNs are recorded in book directories internationally. They enable publishers, libraries & book stores locate a specific book quickly and efficiently (for re-ordering purposes). A different ISBN is required for each different format published (eg. online books or different language editions).

Once you have your ISBN, you can go here to order your ISBN Barcodes.

These barcodes can be used worldwide

How to use your ISBN barcode:

Book Barcode using an ISBN number

After we receive your order, we will use your ISBN number to create your barcode. We will then email the barcode to you – in 5 different formats (jpeg, eps, bmp, tiff & pdf). You can then choose the format that you prefer & get the barcode printed onto your book.

Some examples of books that we have created ISBN barcode images for:


ISBN Book Barcodes examples


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