The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a 10-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally. The purpose of the ISBN is to establish and identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher and is unique to that edition, meaning each book edition (i.e., hardcover, paperback, second printings) will have a separate ISBN. The ISBN allows for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, universities, wholesalers and distributors.
Luminare will provide an ISBN for and a compatible barcode for each product. Bar code scanning is a necessary part of the sales transaction for book publications and book-related items. Having both the bar code and ISBN on the back of your book ensures that your book is ready to be sold.
A Library of Congress catalog control number is a unique identification number that the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections. Librarians use it to locate a specific Library of Congress catalog record in the national databases and to order catalog cards from the Library of Congress or from commercial suppliers. The Library of Congress number is located on the copyright page in the front of the book.