Publishing with Trafford

What is an ISBN and who handles it?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. This unique 13-digit number serves to identify your book. Most retailers require that a book have an ISBN in order for them to sell it. They use this number to keep track of your book in their systems and to report orders and sales.

ISBN registration is included in all Trafford publishing packages. The ISBN will be inserted on the copyright page and on the back cover of the book with the bar code. Booksellers will be able to scan the bar code image and identify your book's ISBN. Visit www.isbn.org for more detailed information about ISBN.