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THE PUBLISHER CODE

 

A publisher code does not provide a company with the protection of a name, and an identifier assigned to a publication does not validate its copyright.

The length of a publisher code varies according to the scope of the publisher’s production.

The publisher code must always correspond to the publisher’s name, as indicated in the publication. If more than one publisher is involved, each publisher’s code may be indicated in the publication. It is recommended, however, that the publisher with the primary responsibility obtain the code. The publication must also have only one EAN code.

If the publisher has ISBN or ISMN code lists, the publisher is responsible for the distribution of the identifiers according to the Agency’s instructions.

It is important that the same identifier not be assigned to two separate publications. Once the identifier has been assigned to a publication, it can no longer be changed or reused.

Publisher Register

CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO THE PUBLISHER’S CONTACT DETAILS

If your contact details change, please complete the Change contact information form to change your contact details immediately so that the publisher registers of the Finnish ISBN Agency and the International ISBN Agency are up to date.