A barcode is a graphical coded representation of your book’s ISBN and for United States, retail price information. It allows automated scanning and point of sale transactions. When scanned at a store at the time of purchase, the barcode enables the vendor to maintain inventory and track sales.
Purchase, Customize and Create
You can easily purchase, customize and create your own barcodes, and also store them for future access when you need them for the United States, or the Australian or New Zealand marketplace. To purchase or customize barcodes, you will need an ISBN and retail or list price Information.
Meet the Latest Industry Requirements
By obtaining your barcodes from Bowker, the Official ISBN Agency of the United States and Australia, you can be certain they meet the latest industry requirements. We also can provide advice on formats, price add-ons for United States customers and other questions.
Ensure Compliance with Standards
By purchasing a barcode you are ensuring compliance with industry standards. Most booksellers require that books display a barcode, so it can be scanned at the point of sale and all related information about the title is captured.
US and AU
The Bookland EAN bar code (US and Australia) encodes the ISBN. The US version encodes the book retail price as well as the ISBN.
Easy to Use
The barcode allows automated scanning and point-of-sale transactions. Barcodes can easily be created and stored for future use.
Bowker has bundled the self-publishing tools you need and offers them at a discount price: ISBNs, barcodes, ebook creation, and more. Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned professional, you’ll find the tools you need at Bowker.
QRPlus QR Code
The QRPlus QR code extends your book’s visibility by getting readers’ attention and enabling them to interact with your book.
The most important identifier your book can have is the ISBN (International Standard Book Number). Bowker is the only official U.S. ISBN Agency.