What do we do?
We provide a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery, distribution and sales measurement of books.
Our heritage
Supporting the industry for over 160 years, Nielsen BookData was first established in 1858 when Joseph Whitaker founded The Bookseller magazine.
Our mission
To connect and advance the global book industry, driving our clients’ success through world class information and intelligence. Nielsen BookData is wholly owned by NielsenIQ.

About us

Nielsen BookData provides a range of services to the book industry internationally, aiding the discovery and purchase, distribution and sales measurement of books. We were first established in 1858 when Joseph Whitaker founded The Bookseller magazine and included a list of publications from 129 publishers in each issue.

We are proud to run the ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland and offer publishers a range of services from assigning an ISBN to your book to adding your metadata to our database and promotional tools to help market your book.

Nielsen BookData Research services provide retail sales analysis for print books alongside research from our Books & Consumers Survey.

Nielsen BookData employs around 100 staff and we have offices in the UK, Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico and Spain. Nielsen BookData is wholly owned by NielsenIQ.

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