Example ISBN-13 barcode
Both ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 on copyright pageThe following is the standard format, in the order shown: ISBN-13: 978-1-56619-909-4 ISBN-10: 1-56619-909-3
|Process changes should start by:||
January 1, 2005
|Single ISBN (13 digit) on all publications after:||
January 1, 2007
* Books with publication dates earlier than January 2007 may have both ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 on copyright page.
* Titles with publications dates of January 2007 or later must have only ISBN-13 on copyright page and above EAN bar code
* Backlist product reprinted after January 2007 should have only ISBN-13 on the copyright page and above the EAN bar code. However, publishers may continue printing both ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 where their market requires both or where the publisher anticipates few, if any, subsequent reprintings.
Eye-Readable ISBN Above Bar Code on Cover 4 Before January 1, 2007
Printing only the ISBN-10 above the bar code is recommended for titles published before January 1, 2007 .
Eye-Readable ISBN Above Bar Code on Cover 4 After January 1, 2007Printing only the ISBN-13 above the bar code is recommended for titles published after January 1, 2007 . Books with publication dates earlier than January 2007 may have both ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 printed above EAN bar code on the back of the book.
ISBN: 978-1-4028-9462-6If the needs of a specific market require both ISBN-13 and ISBN-10, the ISBN-10 should be printed above the ISBN-13.
As of January 2007, UPC bar code should not be printed on any titles, frontlist or backlist. EAN13 bar code only should be on back of book.