The International ISBN Agency

Easily recognisable as the identifier for all kinds of books, the International Standard Book Number is key to an efficient and effective book supply chain.

The International ISBN Agency is the registration authority for the Standard on a global basis. 

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  • India ISBN Agency website screenshot

    Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency for ISBN in India has announced the release of a new website portal. Raja Rammohun Roy, which operates under the Book Promotion and Copyright Division of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, confirms that the portal was launched on 7 April 2016 by the Honourable Minister Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani.

    Any publishers - including self-publishing authors - who are based in India can now use the new portal to apply for their ISBNs and to learn more about ISBN and its application. Applying online will help to ensure that publishers receive their ISBNs...

  • Users' Manual in Maltese

    We are delighted to announce that the ISBN Users’ Manual is now available in Maltese. We wish to provide our sincere thanks to Mark Camilleri and Joseph Debattista at the National Book Council for their hard work in providing this latest translation.

    This means that the latest edition of the Users' Manual is now available in 15 languages. Joining...