Sunday, October 14, 2007

Book Cover Coaching: ISBN Numbers

Where to Order Your Book’s ISBN number

From Susan Kendrick

This is the first of three installments on ISBN numbers.

Bowker is the official U.S. agency for assigning ISBN numbers.
learn more, and to order ISBN numbers, visit the Bowker website at: Here's what you'll find:

What is an ISBN number?
The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique 13-digit number (which transitioned from the previous 10-digit number on in January 2007) that identifies one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher and is unique to that edition. As the official ISBN Agency for the United States, Bowker is responsible for the assignment of the ISBN Publisher Prefix to those publishers with a residence or office in the U.S. who are publishing their titles within the U.S.

How to Order ISBN numbers
As the U.S. ISBN Agency, Bowker assigns ISBNs to firms in the U.S., as well to locations outside of the U.S. To learn more about the ISBN or to order an ISBN, please visit the U.S. ISBN Agency website at

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