What is an ISBN?
An ISBN, which stands for International Standard Book Number, is a unique numeric identifier used worldwide to identify books and related products.
It serves as a universal method of cataloging and organising books, facilitating their distribution and sale. ISBNs are assigned to individual editions and variations of a book, such as hardcover, paperback, e-book, and different language editions.
The ISBN provides a standardised way for publishers, booksellers, libraries, and readers to identify and reference specific books. It helps ensure accurate inventory management, enables efficient book ordering and distribution, and aids in the discovery and acquisition of books by individuals and institutions.