Important Information

There are some key details about Independent Publishing Network that should be understood before becoming a member of our Network:


“Independent Publishing Network” will be listed as the book’s publisher and distributor in Nielsen’s system.

Some websites (e.g. Amazon and CreateSpace) ask for an “Imprint” or “Publisher” name. If you are asked for this, please type “Independent Publishing Network”.


There is an additional fee of 12 GBP for us to register your book with Nielsen – This is because we need to manually submit the information to Nielsen’s book database. Registration with Nielsen’s is optional (you can use your ISBN without registering it). If your book if registered with Nielsen, then you will probably 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.


To the best of our knowledge, our members are using our ISBN numbers on their books in a large number of places in the UK, including with Foyles, Waterstones, Createspace, Bertram Books,,, Marketplace, Kindle E-Reader, AbeBooks, Barnes & Noble, Valore Books, Biblio,, TextbookRush, and many others. However, we cannot guarantee that any particular bookseller, distributor, wholesaler, or third party will accept the ISBN numbers that we issue (as policies/requirements of distributors and booksellers can change any time)  – therefore you will need to check with your distributor or bookseller directly to find out what their current ISBN policy is.