What Does ISBN Mean?


You have seen ISBN barcodes on book covers, but what do the numbers in an ISBN mean? Although it may appear to just be a random sequence of numbers, each portion of the ISBN provides information about the book to which it is assigned. An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique 13-digit number assigned to each title, edition and format of a book, ebook, audio … [Read more...]

ISBN Numbers – How to Get an ISBN For Your Book

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a 10-digit number that uniquely identifies books and similar products, such as ebooks, audio books, videos, DVDs, etc. published internationally. (Starting in 2007, all books will be required to carry 13-digit ISBNs. See this article on converting to 13-digit ISBN numbers (PDF).) Each ISBN is unique to a … [Read more...]