Iraq ISBN Agency is appointed

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.

This appointment has come about thanks to the hard work of Dr. Isam Al Kawaz. We are very grateful to him and we look forward to working with him as the agency becomes established. Any publishers based in Iraq should now contact the Iraq ISBN Agency with immediate effect. The details, which can also be found on our Find An Agency page, are as follows:

Agency: Iraq
Organization: Iraqi Publishers Union
Address: Almotanabi Street
P.O Box : 55162
Baghdad central post office
Phone 1: +964 7901886393

We would also like to pay special thanks to Kassem Al-Tarras of the Syria ISBN Agency. Kassem has kindly been assigning ISBNs to publishers from Iraq as a proxy agency for several years as part of an agreement with the International ISBN Agency. In addition Kassem has also been instrumental in providing support to Dr. Al-Kawaz as he establishes the Iraq ISBN Agency.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Iraq as the newest ISBN registration agency.