Your Amazon ISBNs

We have updated the members area update bio page and the public extended bio page to utilize a new service from Amazon to provide information about books. The old service was discontinued.

The whole format was a bit clunky so our developers made it easier to engage:

To participate, log into the site with your regular username & password, click on PROFILE MANAGER, click on EDIT AUTHOR BIO, select your author bio to edit, and then add up to (3) valid 10 or 13 digit ISBN numbers of books that will be found on Click SAVE changes. You’ll find the book image, title, author name and link to the book on your extended author bio page [Example].


  • The members area update also includes moving the Amazon search and clarification of the links.
  • We now have a global ‘Search for Books on Amazon’ link above all the ISBN text boxes that will display a better looking, more compact search form. It is displayed to the right of the text boxes instead of at the bottom of the page.
  • We added a link underneath each ISBN text box that will allow a user to quickly verify ISBN numbers entered.
  • After you are done and click SAVE to update your public extended author profile, we’ve added a quick link so that you can see what the public sees instantly.

EzineArticles/Amazon ISBN Trivia: 1,396 EzineArticles Expert Authors have included 2,327 ISBN’s (2,181 Unique) in their extended author profiles!

If you’ve got an ISBN, be sure to include it in your EzineArticles author profile.



Chris, I’ve had my books up on my extended bio for some time, but your post prompted me to go look and one of my books that had previously displayed couldn’t be verified.

Played with it a bit and turns out that the ISBN-13 is not working on any of my books (tried a couple other people’s books too and nada). I tried both with and without the dash on the ISBN-13, and no go. The ISBN-10s all worked though, so I put them up with that.

Just thought I’d let ya know.

Love and stuff,

Comment provided May 1, 2008 at 7:25 AM


Alejandro Guevara Onofre writes:

Christopher. Good idea. Congratulations! …An difficult choice. Eliminated: “Dark Age:The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa” (by Brian Titley) and “The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979” (by Ben Kierman)..But I would like to recommend music (CDs)…Taylor Dayne, Steely Dan, Dr Hook, Bob Welch, Rod Stewart, John Davis & the Monster Orchestra, Maroon Five, Marta Sanchez!…Why only books? (is a joke!).
Many thanks

Comment provided May 1, 2008 at 5:38 PM


Randy Hough writes:

What a great idea! When I find somebody I have confidence in, I would naturally want to read from their recommended list.
I’m new to this forum, glad it seems friendly and productive.

Comment provided May 5, 2008 at 5:07 PM




Our developers read your comment and fixed it so that both 10 and 13-digit ISBN’s work now.

Give it a shot.


Comment provided May 7, 2008 at 2:15 PM



Updated note: We now support ASIN’s as well as ISBN’s.

Comment provided July 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM


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