Nielsen BookData in India

Nielsen BookData provides a range of services to the Indian book industry including aiding the discovery, purchase and sales measurement of books.

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Make sure your book is seen by book-buyers around the world

Once your book is close to publication you need to list it on our database along with its basic bibliographic information. By doing so you will ensure that both retail and library customers have pre-publication information for your print and e-books as soon as possible. Booksellers and librarians use our database to search and purchase books.

Our basic listing service is FREE and allows you to list the bibliographic data required to meet the minimum Book Industry Communication (BIC) Basic Standard. More information on this standard is available on the BIC website.

We recommend you supply your information to us via our Title Editor service. Nielsen Title Editor enables you to view and edit your book information, upload new titles and add cover images. The site is free to use and is the quickest way of supplying your data to our database.

To use the service: click here


Promote your books digitally

Nielsen Book2Look enables you to create mini websites for your titles with ‘Look Inside’ capabilities and personalised shopping options. It can be customised and shared widely allowing publishers of all sizes to continue to promote and wherever possible sell titles.

Use your biblets to:

  • Share on social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest
  • Easily add video and audio content from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud
  • Add in direct shop links to your preferred retailers or your own website
  • Customise and send to bloggers as well as participating booksellers
  • Receive in-depth analytics and create reports on how your biblets are being viewed and shared across the web

Once biblets have been created for your titles you will have complete control over the continuous editing and sharing capabilities of each biblet. The biblets you create are yours to share and market to help discoverability of your title.

Nielsen BookData will automatically embed your biblets on our bibliographic database for additional exposure. Our Discovery services are used by over 3,500 booksellers and libraries around the world. For more information about Book2Look: click here For more information on any of our services please contact our India team:



Look up BookScan sales by ISBN and author, week-by-week

Our BookScan Online Sales Summaries service is a simple online tool that enables you to enter an ISBN or Author name and get back lifetime sales from the BookScan India Retail Panel including units sold, retail value and the actual selling price (ASP) paid by the consumer for the book.

The data is used to inform commissioning, sales and marketing as well as stock and inventory management decisions.

Nielsen BookScan collects transactional data at the point of sale, directly from tills and dispatch systems of all the major book retailers. This ensures detailed and highly accurate sales information on which books are selling and at what price, giving you the most up-to-date and relevant data. The BookScan India Retail Panel was launched in January 2011.

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India Book Market Report 2022

Nielsen BookData has partnered with The Federation of Indian Publishers to publish the India Book Market Report.The report provides in-depth analysis of the India book market including its size in value terms as well as the contribution the sector makes to the Indian economy. Other highlights include a detailed look at the Indian education system and the role it plays within Indian book publishing and the impact legislation has on the industry.To preview the report visit: India Book Market Report 2022 PreviewFor more information email: