Creating a Barcode of Your ISBN for FREE

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I have designed close to 50 if nor more books for myself and clients over the years. Each book needs an ISBN number is or International Book Standard Number. This is a unique code that identifies your book internationally.   Your publishing house can assign you anISBNn or you can buy them separately at rrbowker.com. Some companies like RR Bowker charge up to $25 for each barcode in addition to the ISBN number itself. Today, I will share how to get a free barcode of your ISBN number. For years I have used the site http://www.terryburton.co.uk/barcodewriter/generator/ to create free barcodes. They do have an optional donation button to fund the project. Here’s how it works

  1. Log on to http://www.terryburton.co.uk/barcodewriter/generator/
  2. Click the drop-down menu and select EAN13
  3. Paste your ISBN number in (be sure to use the 13 digit number) Take out the dash – numbers only
  4. Click the BARCODE button
  5. 5. Scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see three formats
    1. EPS (Encapsulated Postscript – used for printed filed),
    2. PNG (Personal Network Graphic – online use)
    3. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group – online use)
  6. Right click .EPS and save in the folder you designate for your barcode.
  7. Repeat Step 6 for PNG and JPEG
  8. Share your barcode with your graphic designer or import directly into your book cover.

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