The Basic ISBN Service is by far our best-seller and offers a fast, reliable and affordable ISBN solution for independent authors and publishers. ISBNs included in this service may be used for print and ebook projects as well as DVDs, CDs, pamphlets and many other types of media.
|Quantity||Price per ISBN|
|Book Data Registration||Books In Print and Bookwire.com registration Included with purchase and available through your My ISBNs page|
|Usage||Print books, Ebooks, CDs, DVDs, Calendars, Board Books, Articles, Notes and more.|
|Publisher listed in ISBN database||Primedia eLaunch LLC|
|Available to||Authors with a valid U.S. address|
|Incompatible Services||Kindle Direct Publishing (print editions), Lulu, Amazon Seller Central/FBA, IngramSpark/Lightning Source
If you need to use one of the incompatible services, our Custom ISBN Service ($109.99) is compatible with all publishing services, including the ones listed above, and comes at a $40 discount off retail pricing (retail price is $125 for 1 ISBN and $25 for barcode).
What is an ISBN?
ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and writing-related products.
How many ISBNs do I need?
A single ISBN will cover 1 format of 1 book. So if you’re publishing 1 book in paperback and ebook format, you’ll need 2 ISBN numbers.
Do ISBNs Expire?
ISBNs do not have an expiration date. Once you purchase an ISBN, it will stay in your account forever.
I’m planning to publish in the future. Should I buy my ISBN now, or wait until I’m ready to publish?
You can purchase the ISBN at any time.
Is the charge for the ISBN a recurring or one-time fee?
ISBN only require a one-time fee. There are no recurring charges.
I’m not from the United States, can I take part in the Basic ISBN package?
No, the Basic ISBN is only available to authors with a valid U.S. address.
All the reviews
Can’t believe it was so user friendly. Wish other online services were half as good these guy’s. Thanks for the great and quick customer service. Brian C
Brian C. 25/01/2023 following an order made on 20/01/2023
I feel that the cost was ok. This is my first time using any thing like this.
Clara R. 25/01/2023 following an order made on 20/01/2023
The codes have been useful, and the corresponding numbers are easy to match.
Margaret S. 24/01/2023 following an order made on 20/01/2023
We were suggested to use this service and the online portal was very easy to use.
Jason W. 23/01/2023 following an order made on 12/01/2023
Simple to process, quick and easy. Definitely a win!
Edward K. 19/01/2023 following an order made on 14/01/2023
Juliet L. 17/01/2023 following an order made on 13/01/2023
Great value – As a self-publisher, it saved me paying much more from the printer/publisher. Cutting and pasting the text number and saving/dragging-&-dropping the bar code (onto a back cover template) were both a breeze. Thanks much!
Gerald B. 08/01/2023 following an order made on 03/01/2023
Was able to use the information immediately.
Cynthia B. 04/01/2023 following an order made on 31/12/2022
The Basic ISBN is more than enough for my needs it provides a barcode and an ISBN. I just published a book, and I had no problem with any of my ISBN’s.
Jonathan S. 04/01/2023 following an order made on 30/12/2022