EAN-139780807286043   EAN-13 barcode 9780807286043
Product NameThe Amber Spyglass
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0807286044
BindingAudio Cd
Similar Items9780375847226: His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)
9780571133628: Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials
9780375845109: Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials
9780192715432: Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials
9781846577093: Once Upon A Time In The North
9780807204726: The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2)
9780807204719: The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
9780788789823: The Hobbit
0807897002229: The Hobbit Audio Book
9780545101417: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
View 8 more similar items
Created11-12-2012 1:02:13am
Modified04-22-2017 3:56:29am
MD5f3ad7c1607aca769eeed6dacf4772820
SHA25696a22a21bea8bb671398459d79662c70cc6ee3fb1d98a95f981b3ef10f9dbfc8
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0208960

Article of interest

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. Originally this was a 10 digit number known as ISBN-10, but has been replaced with a 13 digit version known as ISBN-13 (aka EAN-13) to better fit in with the industry standard product numbering system.

The ISBN system offers a unique numbering system for books and publications of various types. ISBN offers 9 identification digits for each book or publication and one check digit. ISBN-13 expands the available number set by doubling the available numbers. You might think that the extra three digits would more than double the available numbers but ISBN is limited within the EAN-13 numbering system and will always start with 978 or 979 as the first three digits, leaving only 9 more digits for the actual identification digits and again the last digit is the check digit.

Any ISBN-10 number can be converted to ISBN-13. Any ISBN-13 number that starts with 978 can be converted back to ISBN-10. ISBN-13 numbers that start with 979 cannot be converted to ISBN-10.

The conversion process from ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 is a rather simple one. Start with the first 9 digits of the ISBN-10 number, place 978 in front and calculate the new check digit using the standard EAN check digit calculation.

If you want to calculate the check digit for ISBN-10, that is done using a MOD-11 calculation that is very different than the EAN check digit process.

ISBN-1-5905-9332-4

Look at the number above and below the barcode. You will see that except for the last digit in the ISBN number, all of the digits exist in the 13 digit version shown under the barcode right after the 978 and just before the new check digit of 5.

Now you can see how easy it is to convert between ISBN-10 and ISBN-13.

Close

Search

Close

Share

Close

Dialog