The International ISBN Agency moves premises

The building where the International ISBN Agency is based

The International ISBN Agency has moved premises.

In September 2017, the International ISBN Agency took the decision to relocate its office. The premises are still in London, a little under 3 miles from its previous location. The new address of the International ISBN Agency is:

48-49 Russell Square
United Kingdom

This move also means that the International ISBN Agency has a new telephone number: +44 20 7580 8536.

Kassem Al-Tarras gives ISBN presentation in Doha

Interior hall of the DECC with light shining through glass wall

The 2017 edition of the Doha International Book Fair was held between 29 November and 5 December. The fair exhibited numerous literary works originating from various countries. The fair was held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and the fair website is fair is organised by the Ministry of Culture and Sport in Qatar, which runs the ISBN agency there. We are pleased to hear that the event was a successful one.

Iraq ISBN Agency is appointed

A map of the middle East with Iraq named and highlighted in red

The appointment of the newest ISBN agency has been made by the International ISBN Agency.

The Iraq ISBN Agency wil begin operating in October 2017. It will assign ISBNs to publishers from that country, and help to represent those publishers. The agency will be run by the Iraqi Publishers Union. Its group prefix will be 978-9922.

Changes to the ISBN process in Suriname

The flag of Suriname fluttering in the wind

From 1 June 2017, the ISBN agency in Suriname is no longer being operated by VACO Publishers/ Interfund Group.

Following the International ISBN Agency's discussions with VACO Publishers/ Interfund Group, it has been agreed that they would cease to act as the ISBN agency for Suriname. This means that they will no longer provide ISBNs to publishers based there. For the present time, any publishers based in Suriname should contact the International ISBN Agency directly for all ISBN requirements. Our details are: