# What is the difference between 10 digit and 13-digit ISBN?

## What is the difference between 10 digit and 13-digit ISBN?

ISBN 10 and ISBN 13 are two different systems used in systematic numbering of books between which some differences can be identified. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. ISBN 10 was the system that was used earlier whereas ISBN 13 is the new system. This is the main difference between the two systems.

What is the difference between ISBN 10 and ISBN 13 numbers?

For more than thirty years, ISBNs were 10 digits long. On January 1, 2007 the ISBN system switched to a 13-digit format. Now all ISBNs are 13-digits long. If you were assigned 10-digit ISBNs, you can convert them to the 13-digit format at the converter found at this website.

### What is an ISBN converter tool?

Paste a single ISBN or a list of ISBNs in any format — ISBN-10, ISBN-13, or GTIN-14, with or without hyphens — into the Your ISBN(s) box and click Convert. To save the converted ISBNs, you can Copy them to your clipboard or Export them to a . csv file.

What is the difference between ISBN 10 and ISBN 13?

## How do you divide ISBN numbers?

Every ISBN consists of thirteen digits and whenever it is printed it is preceded by the letters ISBN. The thirteen-digit number is divided into four parts of variable length, each part separated by a hyphen.

How do I format an ISBN?

What is the format of the ISBN? Every ISBN consists of thirteen digits and whenever it is printed it is preceded by the letters ISBN. The thirteen-digit number is divided into four parts of variable length, each part separated by a hyphen.

### When did ISBN become 13 digits?

1 January 2007
An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number. ISBNs were 10 digits in length up to the end of December 2006, but since 1 January 2007 they now always consist of 13 digits. ISBNs are calculated using a specific mathematical formula and include a check digit to validate the number.

How do you write ISBN 13?

What is the format of the new ISBN-13? Every ISBN will consist of thirteen digits in 2007. The thirteen digit number is divided into five parts of variable length, each part separated by a hyphen.

## Why do books have ISBN 10 and ISBN 13?

An International Standard Book Number is assigned to books for identification. Prior to 2007, the ISBN was 10 characters long. The 13-character ISBN was adopted to increase the availability of ISBN numbers globally as well as to conform to the International Article Numbering Association global numbering system.

What is the difference between ISBN 10 and ISBN-13?