Most (if not all) newsstands and large retailers require a barcode for magazine that uses the bipad system. This code is what their computers use to look up the price, record sales, inventory, etc. for a magazine. They will not accept the title without one.
There are two steps required for getting your code:
1. you must first get bipad number.
2. then you can get a bar code created that represents that number.
Magazine Title & Issue Coding is handled by the firm:
PO Box 1332
Charlestown, RI 02813
For detailed information on obtaining a magazine bipad number visit their website at www.nscopy.com.
Bar Code Printouts
Once you have an assigned Bipad number or you have a ISSN number, MagazinePublisher.com's bar coding software can output your magazine bar code and email it to you for placement on your magazine's cover.
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