Identifier Services For Retailer-Business

Bowker provides services for many business types, from chain, independent and college retail bookstores, to online retailers, distributors and consultants for other businesses. Overall, Bowker offers a wide range of solutions to assist the publishing community to transact and be informed on the flow of digital and print books throughout the publishing ecosystem, including unique identifiers like ISBNs, barcodes, and SANs. is also available for the Australasian market (

Identifier Services Products

ISBN United States

The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the most important identifier your book can have. As the official ISBN Agency for the United States and its territories, Bowker provides identifiers to help authors get discovered.

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.


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.


Book2Look is an easy-to-use online tool for sharing and selling your book. It lets you monitor and control blogs, videos, reviews…your entire digital landscape.


Bowker makes it easier for consumers to discover, evaluate, purchase, and experience books, in Bookwire.

Partner Companies

Bowker partners with companies that offer additional author services. Smith Publicity can help you promote your book and boost sales.