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ISBN Barcodes for Books

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

If you don’t yet have the ISBN, please first obtain it from the  New Zealand National Library. Then come back to this webpage to order the ISBN barcode.

ISBN barcodes can be used worldwide.

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

You will be asked to enter your ISBN into the order form at the checkout page.

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    Barcode images based on your ISBN number sent to you by email.

    The images will be emailed to you straight away in 5 formats: jpeg, eps, tiff, bmp & pdf. Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file).

    You will be asked to supply your ISBN number at the checkout.

    Quantity Price per image
    1 $ 30
    2 $ 25
    3 $ 20
    4 + $ 15
    10 + $ 8
    20 + $ 5
    50 + $ 2.50

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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. In New Zealand, that is the National Library.  The National Library can be contactehere. You can email them at [email protected] or phone 04 474 3074Once the National Library issues your ISBN number, please come back to our website to order your ISBN barcode.

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

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

Sample ISBN Barcode:

Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

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.

Here are some of the amazing books using our ISBN barcode images. Click on the book to find out more.

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