Why can't I remove the ISBN from my Trade book?

  • If you're making a Trade book (8x10, 5x8, 6x9), you may have noticed that we automatically apply an ISBN to the back cover.
  • It is not possible to remove the ISBN for Trade books made with BookWright, InDesign, Lightroom, or our PDF uploader. 
  • The ISBN is mandatory for these books because our print shop uses the ISBN to internally track and match the different parts of the book during production.
  • An ISBN is optional for all other book formats made in BookWright, Lightroom, and InDesign.  
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