Unique Identifiers

The agency:

  • Allocates ISBN Publisher Prefixes to eligible publishers based on the information provided by the publisher
  • Advises publishers on the correct and proper implementation of the ISBN System
  • Maintains a database of publishers and their prefixes for inclusion in the Publishers International ISBN Directory
  • Encourages and promotes the use of the Bookland EAN bar code format
  • Encourages and promotes the importance of the ISBN for a proper listing of titles with bibliographic agencies such as Nielsen
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to publishers and the book trade on all aspects of ISBN usage.

    Important Information for Publishers or contact the Nielsen ISBN Agency.

Contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)1483 712 215
Fax: +44 (0)1483 712 214
Email: isbn.agency@nielsen.com
Website: www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk

About Nielsen Book
Nielsen has four key brands: Nielsen Registration Agencies (ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland, ISTC), Nielsen BookData, Nielsen BookNet and NielsenBookScan. The Nielsen BookData service provides comprehensive, enriched and timely bibliographic data worldwide. There is a range of information services for booksellers, libraries and publishers in 100 countries around the world. The Nielsen BookNet service provides value-added transaction services to the industry. The Nielsen BookScan service provides the world’s only continuous retail monitoring service for English-language books in the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Denmark, Spain and India. The company launched Nielsen LibScan in 2009, allowing the collection and analysis of library borrowing data. To-date, 62 UK public library authorities have joined the panel and the aim is to continue building this number in 2011. The group employs 120 staff in the UK. The company is wholly owned by Nielsen.  For more information, please visit: www.nielsenbook.co.uk

About Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets. The company has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information on Nielsen, visit www.nielsen.com

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