ISBN Barcodes for Books

If you need a barcode for a book, we recommend that you first get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). AN ISBN can be easily transformed into a barcode number for your book (therefore you will not need to buy a unique barcode number).

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

Alternatively you can get an ISBN number from The Independent Publishing Network in the UK for £15.

ISBNs are unique international numbers that are assigned to published books & similar publications. ISBNs are recorded in book directories internationally. They enable publishers, libraries & book stores locate a specific book quickly and efficiently (for re-ordering purposes). A different ISBN is required for each different format published (eg. online books or different language editions).

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

These barcodes can be used anywhere in the world

  • ISBN Barcode Images (for Books)

    Select the quantity you with to purchase and click proceed to checkout. Then enter your ISBN number into the “ISBN number” section of the checkout page. Your images will then be emailed through to you.

    QuantityPrice per image
    1 R 160
    2 R 140 each
    3 R 110 each
    4 + R 80 each
    10 + R 50 each

How to use your ISBN barcode:

Book Barcode using an ISBN number

After we receive your order, we will use your ISBN number to create your barcode. We will then email the barcode to you – in 4 different formats (jpeg, png,svg & pdf). 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.

Book Barcode with Price Code (jpeg)


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


ISBN Book Barcodes examples


Some Feedback from our ISBN Customers …

“Wow that was quick! Thanks.” SY.

“That’s an awesome service you’re running there. I look forward to using you guys in the future.” Tama.