An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier assigned to books and other print publications. The ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number that serves as a unique identifier for each title and edition, allowing it to be easily tracked and managed within the book industry. It is used by booksellers, libraries, publishers, and other organizations to accurately identify and track books and manage their inventory. An ISBN is essential for any book that is intended for distribution and sale and is required by many traditional publishers as well as online bookstores. Obtaining an ISBN ensures that your book is easily searchable and distinguishable from other books, and helps increase its visibility and discoverability to potential readers.
At Intertype Publishing and Printing, we take great care in registering an ISBN for our authors as it needs to be done in the correct sequence and with appropriate keywords. Get this wrong and Google search will have trouble finding and displaying your book.