About ISBN & ASIN


A friend of mine has asked me for the meaning of ASIN and the number that follows this acronym.

At this point I believe almost everyone knows that ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. An ISBN is a unique number that identifies a book. Every book is assigned a unique ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 when published. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007.

The Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a 10-character alphanumeric unique identifier assigned by Amazon.com and its partners for product identification within the Amazon organization.

I hope it has been of your interest

Sources: Amazon.co.uk , Amazon.com, and Amazon.es

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s