Because IpubNet needs to be registered with Nielsen in order to provide ISBN numbers on an individual basis, there are some key details about our ISBN numbers that should be understood before purchasing:
- IPubNet is listed as the book’s publisher. – We hope that the name allows people to see that the book has been produced by an individual however on official records from Nielsen ‘Independent Publishing Network’ is listed as the official publisher.
- IPubNet is listed as the distributor of the book. – This means that we will occasionally receive orders or requests for books which we will forward to you. When we register your book we change the distributor over to your name.
- There is an additional fee for us to register your book with Nielsen – This is because we need to manually submit the information. – The cost for this is 12 pound. This can be purchased at the same time as an ISBN or afterwards upon request – please email us to make payment for registration.
- If your book if registered with Nielsen, then you will have to send 5 free copies of your book into the legal deposit in Edinburgh. They seem to request this automatically when books are registered.
- We have customers are using our ISBN numbers on Foyles, Waterstones, Gardeners, Createspace, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, and Kindle E-Reader. Please note that some retailers (e.g. Gardners and Waterstones) require your ISBN number and book details to be registered on Nielsen’s. This is because they use the Nielsen book database system for placing orders with the distributor of a book. We can register your ISBN number for 12 GBP. Waterstones and Gardeners will then contact us via the Nielsen site when they want to place an order for your book. We will forward their enquiry/order onto you by email.
- Before ordering ISBN numbers from us, please check with your publisher/distributor that they will accept our ISBN numbers. 99% of our customers have no issues using our ISBN numbers, however very occasionally we come across a publisher/distributor that prefers that you get your ISBN numbers directly from your local ISBN Agency (Nielsen’s in the UK, or Bowker’s in the USA), instead of through a third-party source such as ourselves.