VIDEO TUTORIAL: 

How to Insert the ISBN and Barcode


WRITTEN TUTORIAL:

How to Insert the ISBN and Barcode

Where do they go?

ISBN

ISBN information is usually featured with the publishing information on the copyright page just inside the cover or within the first few pages of your book. Usually positioned in the lower half of the page, closer to the bottom.

Below is my Copyright page to show where I put my ISBN and publishing information.

copyrightinfo


Barcode

If you have a Barcode, that will need to be positioned on the rear cover of the book either at the bottom left or right. Whichever you prefer.

The Barcode file is supplied to you as a simple PDF file.

Store it in your ISBN file folder until you are ready to insert where required on your Rear Cover book page layout.

Below is my Rear Cover to show where I postioned my Barcode

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How to incorporate the ISBN information:

Use the Book Page Master File to set up your publishing and copyright information page and include the 13 digit ISBN as mentioned above.

Look at different books to get an idea of the norm but there are no hard and fast rules. Choose the set out you like best and run with it. So long as the information is clear and legible, you’re good to go.

Below is an example of a generic Copyright page which displays the necessary elements:

Copyright © 2017 by J.C. Highett

All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

Printed in Australia

First Printing, 2017

ISBN 0-9000000-0-0

Top Shelf Publishing
123 Timberland Ave
FORESTDALE  NSW 0000

www.topshelfpublishing.com

The basic example information above is generic copyright page language. Although brief, this short example will do the job and give any interested parties the means to contact you for publishing-related questions.


How to insert the Barcode:

To import the Barcode PDF file into your Rear Cover:

Open your Rear Cover page layout

Follow same instructions as IMPORT PDF TEMPLATE 

But you will need to access your Barcode file from the ISBN folder

Once the Barcode PDF file appears on the screen:

Drag and position onto the layout in the desired area

Resave your Rear Cover book page file

Quit or exit program


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