Get a free Premium ISBN with an order of twenty books or more of your title.
When you place the order for your books, notify us before 8:00 PM MST and we will include the ISBN and the barcode on the back cover of the book order you placed. All you need to do is send us an email with an order number and we’ll take care of the rest.
If you have purchased an ISBN within the last seven days, let us know and once we receive the order of twenty books or more, we will refund you for the ISBN purchase. Let us know the ISBN number you purchased along with the book order number.
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The Book Patch Team
What is an ISBN?
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.
Where is your book registered?
When we register your book, it will become available in Books for Print and registered with the U.S. ISBN Agency, the industries largest bibliographic database that has over 3,000 subscribers.
Over 1,800 library customers including The New York Public Library, Harvard University Library, and the British Library. Including branch libraries, over 5,000 different locations can access your data.
Over 60 booksellers access your data. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon are among the major retail customers for Bowker’s data.
Why buy ISBN?
ISBNs are linked to essential information allowing book-sellers, and readers, to know what book they are buying, what the book is about, and who the author is. ISBNs are the global standard for identifying titles ISBNs are used world-wide as a unique identifier for books. They are used to simplify distribution and purchase of books throughout the global supply chain. Most retailers require ISBNs to track book inventory Without an ISBN, you will not be found in most book stores, either online or down the street from your house. Buying an ISBN is your first step to insure that your book is not lost among the +700,000 titles published a year in English alone.
What is Metadata?
Simply stated: data about data. Your book has information, and that information has information. Metadata is not independent of the information in the book since it describes the book. In fact, our full content indexing metadata is pulled directly from the content of the book. If the book is about wilderness travel, for example, the metadata will reflect that. It is true of course that metadata also describes other attributes of a book that are not directly linked to the book’s content: number of pages, e.g., or the date of publication.
Why is Metadata important?
Metadata or bibliographic data provides buyers information about your titles. It is the information you want to see displayed on a retailer’s website.