Asked • 06/19/19

What is the difference between ISSN and ISBN?

Can anyone explain in layman's terms, using simple terminology, what exactly is the difference between ISSN and ISBN? There are lots of links on the internet, but they are complicated and use legal terms, and don't explain the difference very well. What is the difference between the two?

Jennifer K.

Basically, they are unique internationally recognized codes used to identify a book title. Here’s more: I am a copy editor and proofreader so I don’t typically handle ISBNs for my author clients but I’m aware that it’s part of the book publishing process. Go to my profile and let me know if have any other questions. Hope that helps. Good luck! Jennifer K.


1 Expert Answer


Rebecca M. answered • 06/19/19

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