Any eligible applicant can obtain a set of ISBN Numbers at zero cost. The process is very simple.

Who Can Apply?

Any one publishing a book or other material eligible to get ISBN:

  • Publishers
  • Authors
  • Universities
  • Institutions
  • Government Departments

What type of material can have ISBN?

  • Printed books and pamphlets
  • Braille publications
  • Publications that are not intended by the publisher to be updated regularly or continued indefinitely
  • Individual articles or issues of a particular continuing resource (but not the continuing resource in its entirely)
  • Maps
  • Educational/instructional films, videos and transparencies
  • Audio books on cassette, or CD, or DVD (talking books)
  • Eectronic publications either on physical carriers (such as machine-readable tapes, diskettes, or CD-ROMs) or on the Internet
  • Digitised copies of print monographic publications,
  • Microform publication
  • Educational or instructional software
  • Mixed media publications (where the principal constituent is text-based)

Who issues ISBN in India?

RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY NATIONAL AGENCY FOR ISBN

Procedure for applying:

Read details : http://mhrd.gov.in/publisher_admin_english

RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY NATIONAL AGENCY FOR ISBN

Ministry of Human Resource Development

West Block -1, Wing-6, 2nd Floor,

Sector-1, RK Puram, New Delhi-110001

Email: isbn@nic.in

  • Wait patiently for about 6 weeks!!

More details at:

Website: http://mhrd.gov.in/Book_Intro



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