Request an International Standard Number

Publishers, use this form to request a unique international identification number for your publication, for example, a book, a journal or sheet music.

What publishers can request

Publishers can request an:

  • ISBN (International Standard Book Number) — for a one-off item (like a book), with one or more formats, like a paperback, PDF, or Kindle
  • ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) — for a periodic item, like a journal or magazine
  • ISMN (International Standard Music Number) — for sheet music.

If you are a publisher who has worked with us for a while, and you are publishing more than five titles a year, you can order a block of ISBNs.

Definition of a publisher in this context.

How long will it take?

Allow 3 working days for us to supply your number. If your request is urgent, you can call us.

Start your request