Request an International Standard Number
Publishers can use this form to request a unique international identification number for your publication. Publishers can request:
- an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for a one-off item (like a book), with one or more formats, like a paperback, PDF, or CD-ROM.
- an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for a periodic item, like a journal or magazine.
- an International Standard Music Number (ISMN) for sheet music.
If you are a publisher who has worked with us for a while, and you are publishing more than one title a year, you can order a block of ISBNs.
ISBN privacy statement
We collect contact details to enable us to issue you with International Standard Book Numbers. We send information to the International Standard Book Number Agency including the title of your publication and your contact details as a publisher. Your contact details can be held privately, but if they are publicly available members of the public will be able to get in touch with you about your books and how to obtain them. You may increase sales of your publication! Please let us know if you do not want your contact details made public. Read the full privacy statement.
Please allow 3 working days for us to supply your number. If your request is urgent, please call us on 04 474 3074.