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I have published some story books for kids and I have already bought the ISBN numbers for the same. But I am confused on how to get those ISBN numbers as barcodes on covers of books. What is the cheapest way to do this? Please advise.

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Please clarify: Do you need to now how to generate ISBN barcodes in order to use them on books you intend to have published OR do you need to generate the barcodes and then find an economical way to apply them to a certain number of already published physical books? –  Jed Oliver Feb 24 '13 at 7:43
I have already registered the ISBN Numbers but I need to convert them to Barcodes and get them printed on books. –  Elliott Maynard Feb 26 '13 at 11:56
If you registered with Bowker to get your ISBN, part of their service includes generating an .eps barcode file. Price is part of the barcode. –  spetrie Jun 3 '13 at 19:28

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You require the barcode as an image that you can place on the cover just like (for example) the thumbnail picture of the author.

There are plenty of free software packages that will generate barcodes in different styles. Be careful that the one you choose "understands" the requirements of ISBN.

Online Barcode Generator provided on a web page by Terry Burton seems to do the job, but if you don't like it, a Google search will find you more options.

Try checking the output it generates for the code on a book you already have. Then you can compare the result with the barcode on the book in your hand.

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Good advice about checking with a book you already have the image for. –  Monica Cellio Feb 24 '13 at 19:09

This is what I understand from your questions, you already have the ISBN numbers and now only thing left is to get those numbers barcoded on your books. Check whether your publisher can help you on this, else contact a reliable barcode reseller. I googled I came across this ISBN Barcode guide - it would make your job easier.

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