You will need an ISBN number and bar code. This number is used to register and track your book.

Contact the Canadian ISBN Agency at the Library and Archives Canada to get your free ISBN number at the address below or check their web site at:


Canadian ISBN Agency

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Phone: 613.996.5115  
Toll Free: 1.866.578.7777
Fax: 613.995.6274

 Bar codes can be produced by your printer and incorporated into your cover design.

Another free service to take advantage of is the CIP Program (Cataloguing in Publication), also available through the Library and Archives of Canada. The CIP Program catalogues and publishes data about upcoming books. The information is input into a database by the Library and Archives of Canada for national and international distribution.

 CIP Coordinator

Library and Archives Canada
Cataloguing in Publication
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
Phone: 819.994.6881
Toll Free: 1.866.578.7777
Fax: 819.934.6777