Company/Publisher Name: Generally, it is the name under which you will be publishing most of your titles. If you have a publishing d/b/a (doing business as) you should indicate that name here.
Address: This is the editorial address for your firm or your main
mailing address. If your local street address is a home address,
you may opt not to have it published by indicating DO NOT
However, we MUST have ONE address for publication in our
Phone: Your firm's main telephone number should be
listed here. If you are a self-publishing author and we need to
get in touch with you regarding your application, it is best to
provide a day phone. The number you provide will be published
unless you clearly indicate that it is not for publication. For
toll free numbers, please provide numeric characters only.
This is the name of your title or position in your firm (CEO, President,
Publisher, Owner, etc.).
ISBN Coordinator: This is the name and position of the person
within your firm who will complete the application for ISBN
assignment & be responsible for the assignment of ISBN numbers to
your publications & completing title information forms.
Division or Subsidiary of: Only indicate division or subsidiary
of another company if it applies to your firm.
Imprints: These are other names under which your firm is also
publishing. For example, if the publishing company name is
Fitness Publications that publishes a line of cookbooks for
healthier living called FITNESS FOOD BOOKS, FITNESS FOOD BOOKS
would be listed as an imprint of Fitness Publications.
Payment: The service charge is the fee for our processing services. The service charge is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please ensure
that you will in fact be publishing your own title(s) and that
your publication requires an ISBN.
Processing time for an ISBN application is 10 business days (Saturdays and Sundays and holidays are not business days) from the date of our receipt of the completed form. This means that the application is inhouse for that length of time; ISBNs will be mailed to publishers after this processing period is completed.
Priority Processing: The ISBN Agency provides this service for
an additional charge of $50 on top of the service charge.
This is a three business day turnaround from the date of our
receipt of the application.
Publishing Information:Indicate the type of product(s); be as specific as possible.
Indicate year you started publishing: We only require the year you
started publishing items and products that are within the scope
of ISBN assignment. These are books, spoken word audios, videos,
calendars, software, microfilm/microfiche, etc.
Distribution Information: Do not list retail stores &
bookstores but firms that will be ordering from you for placement
in bookstores & retail outlets.
Before you send in your application, be sure to have:
* Note: Credit Cards are the preferred form of payment
- Completed the application for ISBN assignments in its entirety
- Included the full account number & expiration date if paying
by credit card. Indicate the amount for regular or priority
- Made checks/payments payable to: R.R. Bowker
YOUR EMAIL The
email address will be used to send an acknowledgement upon receiving
your electronic application.