Barcodes make print books easier to sell!

Barcodes are a requirement for selling print books through major retailers

A barcode is the graphical representations of a book’s ISBN. Barcodes are used on physical books, allowing them to be machine read, and facilitating automated sales and inventory tracking – a requirement for most large retailers. When you get your barcodes from Thorpe-Bowker, the only official Australian ISBN Agency, you can be sure they meet the latest book publishing industry requirements.

Barcode Facts

  • A barcode is not an ISBN. It's a graphical representation of your book's ISBN.
  • To use a barcode, you'll need your book's ISBN.
  • You can purchase and download a barcode after you've created an account at
  • You can store your barcodes for future use at

For complete instructions on generating and downloading your barcodes, click here

Click here to see complete barcode FAQs


On My Identifiers, you may only generate a barcode for an ISBN assigned to you or your organization as the publisher by the Australian ISBN Agency (THORPE-Bowker).

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