Bowker®, trading in Australia as Thorpe-Bowker®, is the world’s leading provider of bibliographic information that connects publishers, authors, and booksellers with readers. With an expanded focus on Identifier Services (myidentifiers.com.au), Bowker provides resources to make authors’ and publishers’ titles more discoverable. Through its industry leading Books In Print® database, Thorpe-Bowker provides tools to promote, organize and sell books. As the official ISBN Agency for Australia, Thorpe-Bowker makes books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience. Thorpe-Bowker is headquartered in in Melbourne, Australia.

Thorpe-Bowker Products

ISBN – Thorpe-Bowker (AU)

As the official ISBN Agency for Australia, Thorpe-Bowker provides identifiers that help authors get their titles discovered .The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the most important identifier your book can have.

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Identifier Services

Thorpe-Bowker Identifier Services provides authors, publishers and retailers with resources to publish, distribute, and promote books. You can visit myidentifiers.com.au or view the products & services here for the Australian marketplace.

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Barcode

A barcode is a graphical encoded representation of your book’s ISBN and price. When scanned at a store at the time of purchase, the barcode enables the vendor to maintain inventory and track sales.

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Bibliographic Database

Bowker provides a variety of bibliographic databases that can be used by publishers to provide customers with information through our powerful search and discovery tools.

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Special Packages

Bowker offers simple solutions for the self-publisher. Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned professional, we have a solution for you. Check out our discounts on the self-publishing tools you need.

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SAN

The Standard Address Number (SAN) is a unique seven-digit identifier used to identify an address in the publishing industry. The SAN identifies customers for order processing, billing, and shipping purposes.

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Data Licensing

Bowker is uniquely positioned to help support our customers in a publisher-centric and vendor-neutral approach to marketing and selling books and/or ebooks.

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QRPlus QR Code

Unlike a regular QR Code, QR Plus is your Forever QR Code. You’ll never again spend money on a reprint just because your URL has changed.

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Title Submissions

Bowker accepts title submissions from publishers of all sizes and distributes this data to our network of library, retail, and school clients in the U.S., CA, U.K., N.Z., and AU regions.

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Cover Design

Thorpe-Bowker offers professional cover design services to help make your book a success. We offer original layouts, custom designs, and commissioned illustrations.

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Ebook publishing

From document conversion to delivery of distribution-ready files, we can help create electronic versions of your book with our ebook publishing services.

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Bookwire

Bookwire™ makes it easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience books.

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Australian Self-Publisher

Australian Self-Publisher is an online resource and a free monthly newsletter publication filled with news and tips for Australian self-publishers, independent authors, hybrid authors and content creators.

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