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date: 08 April 2020

ISBN (International Standard Book Number) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Publishing
Author(s):

Adrian Bullock,

Chris Jennings,

Nicola Timbrell

A unique numerical identifier attached to each edition of a book. ISBNs need to be purchased from the ISBN Agency or one of its affiliates. The first iteration of the ISBN standard was a ten-figure number, but more recently this has been extended to thirteen numbers. All published books must display this number, and it is usually associated with a barcode on the book cover that can be read by a laser reader.... ...

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