ISBNs (International Standard Book Number) are critical to tracking a book’s success in the market. A custom ISBN, purchased in your name (and imprint), accurately tracks sales records and ensures all royalties are paid accordingly. A custom ISBN also places your book in Bowker’s Books In Print®, the leading bibliographic database for publishers, retailers, and libraries around the world. Having your book listed in Books In Print will also make your book rank higher in Google and other Internet search results and helps retailers search the marketplace, find titles, and explore all known format options.
Your print book requires an ISBN; electronic versions do not. More information about the pros and cons of acquiring your own ISBN versus using a free one from your self-publishing platform is available on our blog.
*This is Bowker’s pricing—we can purchase the ISBN ten-pack for you. We do not add any markup to Bowker’s original price.