Does Blurb provide free ISBNs? 

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Yes! You can get a free ISBN from Blurb if you make your book with BookWright or our Blurb Plug-in for Adobe InDesign or if you upload your book via our PDF to Book workflow. 

Note that Blurb-supplied ISBNs will be registered under Blurb's name as the publisher of record, although you will be listed as the author and retain all rights to your book content. Blurb-supplied ISBNs cannot be re-registered to individual authors.

Get a free ISBN from Blurb


While in BookWright, navigate to Distribution > Assign a Free ISBN.  

Plug-in for Adobe InDesign

Using the Blurb Book Creator in InDesign, you can obtain a free ISBN by checking the ISBN box.

PDF to Book

When uploading your PDF, select Blurb's Free ISBN from the dropdown menu of the ISBN section.


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