How to List your Book on Amazon

The ISBN numbers we supply are suitable for use on Amazon.co.uk and the other Amazon sites. We have many members using our ISBN numbers on Amazon (if you search for “Independent Publishing Network” in Amazon.co.uk you’ll see a list of them).

Watch the video below for a quick demonstration of how to list your publication on Amazon, using one of our ISBN numbers. 

As soon as we email your ISBN number to you you can log in to your Amazon Seller account and add a new product listing using your ISBN number. It is not necessary to register your ISBN number on Nielsen’s book database (although you can if you want to).

When listing your book on Amazon, please put “Independent Publishing Network” as the Manufacturer (or imprint/publisher). If Amazon checks the ISBN number you are using against Bowker’s (or Nielsen’s) data, they will find that it is linked to “Independent Publishing Network”.

New book listing’s are usually approved by Amazon and made public very quickly (within 15 minutes).

Occasionally some Amazon Seller’s receive an error message when they try to create a new product listing. A common error message is: “You are using UPCs, EANs, ISBNs, ASINs, or JAN codes that do not match the products you are trying to list” (error 8572)It seems that this error message pops up when the product title/details/brand is already in Amazon’s system and is linked to a different EAN/ISBN number. Amazon wants to avoid having exactly the same product listed multiple times on their site, using different barcode numbers for each listing. For more information see Seller Central Help (they say: “Creating a new ASIN when the same product already exists in Amazon’s catalog is prohibited”), and page 19 of Amazon’s PDF “How to Solve Common Feed Errors“.

If you have received this error message, or a different error message, please contact Amazon Seller Support and ask them why you’ve received this error message & what can be done to resolve the issue. Sometimes there are random back-end errors that Amazon needs to fix before you’ll be able to list your product on their site. Alternatively, you can try editing your listing details a bit (e.g. changing the title by adding “paperback novel” to the end of it, or changing the book category you’re listing in) and see if that works. Alternatively, you can cancel or delete the partially completed new product listing & try a second time to list the product. If that doesn’t work, another thing you could do is create a new Seller Account, and list the product again (under your new account), as this sometimes works.