Getting an ISBN in Canada
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is the serial number of your book. It is unique through the world. Obtaining an ISBN in Canada is fairly easy. Realize as self-published, you are the publisher.
For Canadian writers the process of obtaining an ISBN is online and free from the Canadian ISBN Agency.
Link updated Oct 31, 2011
Realize your are the publisher in a self-published book. Enter yourself as the publisher. This sets up a set of ISBN numbers with each only differing by the last numbers
Once you get your ISBN, go to www.mithril.com.au/barcode.htm and enter the number without the dashes. Select “large barcode“ and click on the “Generate Barcode“ button. Copy and paste the barcode into an image editor such as Photoshop. Save the image as a .tif and import it into your document.