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What is an "EAN-13 Barcode"?


An EAN-13 barcode (European Article Number) is a derivative of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system.

  • You will have seen these as a series of scannable black lines or bars on the back cover of many ISBN book products. Barcode scanners in stores like Barnes & Noble read the EAN bar code to locate product information within their retailer's inventory system.
  • Schiel & Denver Book Publishers also operates a trade booksales department to ensure that retailers always have the correct ISBN bibliographical information they need about your book, without even having to ask for it from you, the author, or even our book distributors.