ISBN and ISSN – Barcodes for Books and Magazines

We supply UPC and EAN retail barcodes that are not suitable for Magazines and Books. The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is the only valid barcode format for these products and uses a set of numbers that have been put aside for exclusive use. You must apply for and obtain your ISBNs from if you wish to include one on your Book. For magazines an ISSN is required and you can obatin one from After you have your ISBN or ISSN codes you will require image generation so you can display the code on your publication’s cover. We provide an image generation service and can provide you with correctly formatted ISBNs, guaranteed to scan, at a fraction of the cost of GS1 affiliate companies. Get in touch with us to discuss a quote – [email protected]