Publish- ISBN Agency
Uniquely identify your books with an ISBN
The Nielsen ISBN Agency for UK & Ireland is here to help and support you in the process of purchasing and allocating your ISBNs to your books.
The first thing you need to do when you publish your title is to locate an ISBN. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique product identifier for books and related material. It is the most important number and aids the listing, discovery and distribution of your books.
While it is not a legal requirement to allocate ISBNs to your books, it is used by publishers, booksellers, and libraries for ordering, listing and stock control purposes. The systems they use all rely on the ISBN to identify books ensuring they select and stock the correct title and edition, from the right publisher.
The Nielson ISBN Agency for UK & Ireland is here to help and support you in the process of purchasing and allocating your ISBNs to your books. The quickest and simplest way to buy your ISBNs is via our ISBN Store: www.nielsenisbnstore.com but if you have any queries, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please read our FAQs
Where possible please send your application form electronically to email@example.com.
Please note there will be a delay to any applications sent by post due to remote working as a result of COVID-19.
Please do NOT send any cheques in the post as we’re unable to receive or process them at the moment. We encourage publishers to use our Nielsen ISBN Store to purchase your ISBNs or email the agency. If you are unable to do this, any applications sent through the post will be processed in due course and we will be in touch regarding payment.
ISBN Application Form Notes
Applying via our application form is usually subject to a service level of five working days. Please bear with us during this time as services may be temporarily delayed.
Need a Barcode for your book? The Nielsen Barcode service can create a Barcode from your book’s 13 digit ISBN, guaranteeing that it is unique. You can easily purchase Barcodes via our online Store: here
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