How do I get a barcode for my print edition?

Every title for print publication must have a unique ISBN assigned to it and a barcode created to include on the cover. A barcode must have a 13-digit ISBN and price included. See ISBN Costs and Information for how to purchase an ISBN.Many of the free options for barcode generation do not meet industry standards. We recommend you review BISG's list of approved Barcode Suppliers.

Best Practices

Images should never be reduced more than 80% as the image quality becomes too poor. Barcodes must be black text on white background and scannable. For more guides and best practices, visit BISG's Barcoding Guidelines for the US Book Industry.