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For more than 20 years, Zion Publications International has led the private publishing and design industries with diligence and expertise.

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Print & Electronic Publishing

Do you have a manuscript that is crying out to be turned into a book or magazine? We accept any aspiring authors …Read More

AudioBook Publishing

Read with your ears! Bring your book to life by having your book narrated and made into an AudioBook for listeners …Read More

Worldwide Distribution

Sell your book and/or magazine worldwide through MAJOR retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Takealot and many more Read More

South Africa Distribution

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Author Essentials

ISBN Number & Barcode


Register an ISBN Number and/or Barcode for your book!


What is an ISBN Number?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and is a 13-digit number that identifies published books. Once assigned to a book, an ISBN can never be reused. An ISBN is used as an identifier by publishers, booksellers, libraries, internet retailers and other supply chain participants for ordering, listing, sales records and stock control purposes. The ISBN identifies the registrant as well as the specific title, edition (new or revised edition) and format (hard cover, soft cover or digital/electronic book).

An different/new ISBN number is also required when:

  • there are different book formats published for a book, i.e. a hard cover book, a soft cover book and a digital/electronic book.

  • the published book is revised/updated.


What is a Barcode?

A barcode is the graphical representations of a book’s ISBN and price. Barcodes are used on physical books, allowing them to be machine read, and facilitating automated sales and inventory tracking. It is a requirement for retailers.


When do I get it?

Once you have registered for an ISBN Number and/or Barcode, you will receive them within 24-48 working hours.

QR Barcode


Register a QR Barcode


What is a QR Barcode?

The “QR” in the QR Barcode stands for “Quick Response”. It is a matrix barcode that can be read and scanned with compatible devices such as a smartphone camera or an app.


What are QR Barcodes used for?

With a QR barcode, you can link to an email address, a whatsapp number, a website, an online store, social media profiles/pages, and files such as photos, videos, music, official documents, and more.

A different/new QR Barcode is required when you want to link to more than just one destination.


When do I get it?

Once you have registered for an QR Barcode, you will receive it within 24-48 working hours.

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