ISBN Barcodes for Books

If you need a barcode for a book, you must first have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number).

To get an ISBN, contact the National ISBN Agency in South Africa at (email [email protected] to apply for an ISBN). After you have your ISBN, come back here & purchase the barcode images for your number.

ISBNs are unique international numbers for published books & similar publications. They enable publishers, libraries & bookstores to locate a specific book quickly and efficiently (for re-ordering purposes). A different ISBN is required for each format published (e.g. online books or other language editions).

Once you have your ISBN, return here and order the barcode for your number below. We will email you the correct barcode artwork to print on your book.

  • ISBN barcodeISBN Barcode Images (for Books)

    Select the quantity you wish to purchase and proceed to checkout. Then enter your ISBN number into the “ISBN number” section of the checkout page.

    Your images will then be emailed to you straight away in 5 formats: jpeg, eps, tiff, bmp, pdf. Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file).

    Quantity Price per image
    1 R 160
    2 R 140 each
    3 R 110 each
    4 + R 80 each
    10 + R 40 each
    20 + R 25 each
    50 + R 12 each

Sample ISBN Barcode:

Download Sample ISBN Barcode Images (zip file)

You will receive your ISBN barcode images by email (in 5 different formats). You can then choose the format that you prefer & get the barcode printed onto your book.

ISBN Barcode with Price Code:

ISBN with Pricec Code

If you need your barcode to have a price code (like the barcode above), let us know when making your order.

Some examples of books that we have created ISBN barcode images for:


ISBN Book Barcodes examples

Need help?

Here are some common questions:

An ISBN is a 13-digit unique identification number assigned to books and other print, electronic, or multimedia publications. It is used for printed books and pamphlets containing more than four pages of text, maps, e-books, pdfs, Braille publications and audiobooks.
Each country has its own designated organisation that controls the distribution of ISBNs. The organisation for South Africa can be found here
you will need a different barcode number and image for each separate publication. This would include various formats of the same book. For example, if you were publishing a paperback and an eBook, you would need a different number for each.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Then, please take a look at our answers to common questions.


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