If you are purchasing an ISBN number from BookBaby, you will be given the option to choose the placement on the back cover during check out, if you are supplying print ready files. If we are designing your cover for you, our designer will place the barcode before sending you proofs.
If you have your own ISBN, you will be presented with two options after you’ve uploaded your files: “ISBN bar code is already included in my artwork files.” OR “I have an ISBN bar code number, but need the actual bar code.” Choose the appropriate option. If you are supplying your own barcode, make sure it is vector, and 100K (black) or it can’t be guaranteed that it will scan properly. If you are not sure that your barcode is 100K and vector, you can choose the option as if it is not already in your art, and use our system to cover it with a 100K vector barcode. If It does not cover it completely, we will adjust it to cover your old code.