I'm a new author and need assistance with my manuscript and publishing
my book. Where do I go from here?
Para Publishing has a total program to assist authors, both new
and experienced with any and all questions. Dan Poynter is great
to talk with.
Their website is
Once you have finished your book, have received your ISBN assignment
from R.R. Bowker and are ready to go to press, contact us for your
barcode. Our turnaround is same day if the order is received before
10:00 a.m. Eastern.
do I get a barcode number for my product?
If you are in the USA, you need to contact the GS1
US™ at (513) 435-3870 or
Outside the USA, contact EAN International at (32) 2 227 1020.
do I get a barcode for my product?
Once you receive your assigned
numbers from GS1US call Film Masters.
do I get a barcode number (ISBN) for my book?
Contact R.R. Bowker at 877-310-7333 or
for an ISBN assignment.
do I get a barcode for my book?
Once you receive your assigned ISBN's from Bowker, call FILM MASTERS
and we will create an EAN barcode and send it to you, your printer
or graphic artist.
a barcode be sent to a printer?
Yes, a barcode can be sent to you, your printer or graphic artist
electronically or on a CDR via UPS, FedEx or US Mail for MAC or PC.
My book has been printed without a barcode on the
cover. What do I do now?
FILM MASTERS will supply the barcode printed on labels for you to
adhere to the book. The standard label used for the barcode is 2 X
1. We have both sheet labels, paper or polyester, and roll labels in
various sizes to meet your label requirements. Labels are available
printed in one to four colors in various sizes and quantities.
is a check digit and how do I get one?
The check digit is the 12th and last number in a UPC Version
A barcode. FILM MASTERS automatically calculates the check
digit for you.