ISBN

Who Is It For?

Any body who would like their book to be sold at bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and online bookstore .This application link is for U.S. ISBN use only. Foreign publishers must apply to their own national agencies to obtain ISBN numbers.

Fee

Our cost is $150.00. This includes bar code creation and registration. Allow 5-10 days processing time. You may request 72-hour turnaround for an additional charge.

When Should You Apply

Publishers should start the ISBN process before their publication is sent to the printer.

What It Is?

A worldwide identification system that has been in use since the late 1960’s. There is a different number for each edition and binding of every book.

Meaning Of ISBNs

Using 0-915516-21-7 as an example, here is how the ISBN breaks down:

  • 0 – Book originated in English speaking country
  • 915516 – Identifies publisher
  • 7 – Check digit. This is a mathematical function to check the accuracy of the other digits

Where To Put Your ISBN

Your ISBN should be printed on the copyright page and the lower right-hand corner of the outside back cover and back jacket or below the bar code. Dust jackets should carry the ISBN on the upper edge of the left-hand jacket flap.

Copyright Info


Where To Obtain Copyright Application

  • Electronically
    You can get one at copyright.gov/eco. It will tell you what to do on the website.
  • Physically
    There are different addresses for different types of copyrights. Please go to copyright.gov/about/addresses.html.

Fee

Due to the different types of registrations, please go to copyright.gov/docs/fees.html to find the price that best suites your need. (Prices for both online and paper registrations are there).

If you have anymore questions regarding copyrights, please go to copyright.gov/circs/factsheet.html.

ISSN Info


Where To Obtain An ISSN Application Form

  • Electronically
    You can get one at loc.gov/issn/form. It will tell you what to do on the website.
  • Physically
    Contact the Library of Congress for a physical application form:

    Library of Congress
    ISSN Publisher Liaison Section
    101 Independence Ave., S.E.
    Washington, DC 20540-4284

    Tel: 202-707-6452
    Fax: 202-707-6333
    Email: issn@loc.gov

What Is It For?

The ISSN is a standard identifier for serials (e.g., journals, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, annuals) whether published in print, online or other media. Each medium version is assigned a separate ISSN.

Why Do I Need An ISSN?

The ISSN can be thought of as the social security number of the serials world. Just as an individual’s social security number is used in many automated systems to distinguish that person from others with the same or similar names, the ISSN distinguishes a particular serial from others with which it might be confused. The ISSN also helps library patrons, libraries, and others who handle large numbers of serials to find and identify titles in automated systems more quickly and easily.

Who Is It For?

The U.S. ISSN Center generally only assigns ISSN at the direct request of the publisher or an agent (such as an attorney) acting on the publisher’s behalf. Libraries and other ISSN users interested in obtaining ISSN should contact the head of the U.S. ISSN Center, Regina Reynolds, to discuss other possibly arrangements.

Fee

There is no charge for the assignment of the ISSN, or for the use of an ISSN once assigned. (However, the Library of Congress incurs substantial costs to staff and maintain the U.S. ISSN Center. Additionally, the Library of Congress is assessed a considerable fee to belong to the ISSN Network.)

What Do The Letters Issn Stand For?

It stands for International Standard Serial Number. According to the pertinent national and international standards (ISO 3297; ANSI/NISO Z39.9) the abbreviation “ISSN” denotes the singular and plural forms, according to context.

Do I Need A Separate ISSN For Each Issue

No. ISSN are assigned to the entire serial and stay the same from issue to issue unless you change the title of your serial in any way except to increment the date (e.g., The World of Serials 1996 to The World of Serials 1997).

For More On Obtaining an ISBN, Fill Out The Form Below or Call 813-886-0065

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