ISBN – Barcodes for Books and Magazines

The standard EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcode numbers we supply are not suited for Books & Magazines.

Books & Magazines require an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) using a range of numbers reserved especially for print publications.

To obtain an ISBN in New Zealand visit the National Library’s website

Once you have your ISBN number you’ll need to have an image of the ISBN generated as an EAN-13 code. This is so you can include the barcode on your book’s cover artwork file. Properly formatted ISBN 13 images display the human readable text above and below the code.  We can assit you with generating correctly formatted ISBN code images for your publication.  Simply email us at with your ISBN number and we can arrange a quote and Special Order.

Example of an ISBN barcode image supplied by Barcode Savers. JPEG format at 600 DPI.