Bibliographic Data Bases

Making Sure Your Books Are Listed on the relevant bibliographic databases.

Possibly more important than anything else you can do to sell your books is getting them correctly listed with your distributor, Nielsen Book Data and Bowker. Whenever you inform any one of these about a new book, price change, publication date change or any other bibliographic data change tell all three of them. If you choose to use Amazon Advantage make sure you also log in and change the price there to.

The main place for entering new books is but do not forget please tell Central Books as well.

When a book has been correctly listed Nielsen's data base it then usual appears on at least these three websites, checking them can be a way of testing if your book is listed.

Rookie Errors

Just because you got an ISBN from the ISBN agency and you put it on the back of the book it does noo mean anyone knows you have published a book. Always register new books with 


Assuming Central Books is your distributor please tell us Central Books New Title Entry 

Main Contact Points For Publishers  (this will require a log in)

BIC (Book Industry Communication)

Bowker (UK) Ltd
5th Floor
3 Dorset Rise

tel 44(0)20 7832 1770
fax 44(0)20 7832 1710

You can add or remove your distributor(s) from Bowker' data , please email Include your organization name and one of your 13-digit assigned ISBNs.


Nielsen BookData

Editorial Department
89-95 Queensway

fax 44(0)1438 745578

tel 44(0)1438 744100 [for changes to data]


use to add new titles but please tell Central Books as well.

Not sure where to start take a look at 


For corrections to your title's detail page on Amazon send e-mail to Remember to include your ISBN to enable them to serve you accurately and in a timely manner. Amazon Advantage publishers can log in to make changes.


When Central Books distribute a tile (with an ISBN) it will appear on PubEasy. he publisher does no have to manage this process.



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