About Independent Publishing Network


The Independent Publishing Network was established in October 2012. Our Network enables Authors to have their books published in the UK and sell them worldwide. By becoming a member, you will be able to purchase ISBN Numbers from us for a one-off low cost. This will allow your book to be sold both as either a hard copy or an electronic copy. “Independent Publishing Network” will be listed as the publisher in the major book databases.

The Independent Publishing Network has been operating since 2012 and has over 2,000 members in the UK with published books using our ISBN numbers. 

Please message us at [email protected] with any questions.


We help Authors in the UK publish and sell their own books. If you become a member of our Network we can provide ISBN Numbers, barcode images, and/or Registration on Nielsen’s.

To join our Network and get an ISBN number all you need to do is:

  1. Go to our Become a Member page and select the quantity of ISBN numbers you need then proceed to the checkout page to make the payment.
  2. Receive your ISBN Number and barcode images by email. These will be sent to you straight away (if you don’t receive them please check your junk folder).
  3. Attach the ISBN Barcode to your book – Either insert the barcode image into your cover design before publication/printing, or (if your book has already been printed) get the barcode printed onto sticky labels and attach them to the back cover of your book.
  4. Register your ISBN number – if you have purchased “registration” then we will send you an email requesting the information that we need about your publication. When we receive your response we will register your book details on Nielsen’s book database. Registration is optional.

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Independent Publishing Network is operated by Independent Publishing Network Ltd in partnership with International Barcodes Limited.
email: [email protected]

Independent Publishing Network Ltd
Mailing address – MB #1869, PO BOX 229, EGHAM, TW20 8WZ, UK
Registered Office – 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, UK
Company Number 11541223

International Barcodes Limited
2C Handley Ave, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand