Identifier Services For Authors


Bowker Identifier Services provides you with the resources you need to publish, distribute, and promote your books – and help readers find and purchase your titles. After you’ve written your book, you’ll need to buy an ISBN for each format of your book and a barcode for each printed book. You may also want to create an ebook version to distribute to major online retailers. serves the Australasian market and offers ISBNs, barcodes, QR codes and the full range of other services Bowker offers to help connect publishers with book buyers.

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 that help authors get their books 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.



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.


Self-Publishing Solutions

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.


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.


Self Published Author offers tools, advice, and resources to help authors through the publishing process. We’re excited about authors taking the publishing process into their own hands, and we’re here to help you.


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.



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, and experience books in Bookwire.



The CopyrightsNow app simplifies copyright registration, protecting you against illegal copying or theft of your work.



Who do you write like? ScoreIt! matches your writing style to best-selling authors to help guide your promotional strategy.


Book Marketing Consultation

We’re offering phone consultations with a book marketing expert. These strategy sessions will teach you how to create awareness for your book and your brand.


Book Press Release

Showcase key information about your book with this AP-style document suitable for distribution to media contacts, your website, blogs, social media, and any other important venue.


Electronic Sell Sheet

This is a professionally produced document you can print and share electronically to promote your book to bookstores, libraries, and all prospective buyers.


Social Media Consultation

Share your story and build your online author presence with social media. Let an expert consultant guide you toward launching a sure-fire social media strategy.


The Hot Sheet Newsletter

Keep up with the most important developments in publishing. The Hot Sheet Newsletter delivers news you can use on the important publishing industry issues that can affect you.


Enago Editorial Services

Enago offers professional book editing services for self-published and traditionally published authors. Enago’s skilled editors also have subject expertise to help make your book publication-ready.


Ulatus Translation Services

Make your book accessible to a global readership. Ulatus’ Book Translation provides full-service translation and publishing solutions for authors and publishers aiming to reach out to an international audience.



Protect your online content from theft and prevent unauthorized use. CopyrightsLock scans the web 24/7 and alerts you to suspected infringements instantly.


Ebook Distribution

Global ebook distribution made simple! Now you can sell your book around the world and reach a worldwide audience through a network of over 70 online retailers.



Publish and distribute your print or ebook with IngramSpark. Ingram partners with independent booksellers around the world making your title available to more than 39,000 retailers and libraries.



Pitch your story to the global entertainment community. With Storyrocket you can create a professional pitch package and upload it to a database that producers, studios, and investors search for new content.


Professional Editing Services

Bowker offers editorial services to help ensure the quality of your book’s content. Professional copy editing and developmental editing will help ensure your book will be error-free and provide the best possible reading experience.


Clarion Book Review

A professional, objective book review can be a powerful promotional tool you can use to connect with the readers and publishing influencers you want to reach.