Okay, you have applied for an ISBN and got it. Is that the same as the barcode?
ISBN vs Barcode 😕
Barcode is simply a machine-readable version of some information, in case of books the information being the ISBN and/or MRP, so the question of a difference between the two does not arise.
Remember that you need to apply for an ISBN from an agency first and then create the barcode by entering this number into the barcode generator. Random numbers that are entered into a barcode generator won’t provide a valid ISBN.
Having a barcode is a must if the book is going to physical bookstores since this makes it easier for sellers to identify it. For books sold primarily online i.e. eBooks, it doesn’t play much of a role, so it is up to the author whether they need to add a barcode or not.
The barcode is typically placed on the right-hand side of the back cover of a paperback or hardcover.
How Do You Generate your Barcode?
It’s easy. There are multiple free barcode generators online. The Free Barcode Generator | Cognex is easy to use.
Just select the ISBN Code category.
Fill out the 13-digit ISBN.
Generate your barcode!
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