Applying for ISBN
Publishers must comply with the implementation guidelines including the scope and assignment rules for ISBN. Publishers must supply the national ISBN agency (or its designated local bibliographic agency) with a specified amount of metadata about the publication (such as title, author, format etc) to which the ISBN is assigned. The specifications concerning the type and format of the metadata is established by the International ISBN Agency in cooperation with the national ISBN agencies. Your national ISBN Agency will advise you about the metadata about your publication that is required and how you should submit it to them.
All publishers must also supply full contact details (name of publisher, mailing address, telephone, fax, email and URL).
Many national ISBN agencies will have specific forms that they will ask you to complete in order to assist with the application process – the forms may be available online or will be sent to you on request by mail. Please contact your national ISBN agency who will guide you through the process.