How To Obtain ISBN In Nigeria Easily: Step by Step Guide

Step by step Guide in Obtaining ISBN Number in Nigeria Easily.


Sample of an ISBN number

Book publishing is a lucrative business for those who can write well. And one of the important step in publishing a book in the right way is by obtaining an ISBN number for your book which can be gotten from the National library (either in Abuja or Lagos).

This could aid the acceptance of your books in major libraries and bookstores as well as help you in times of disputes such as a plagiarism case. However, it main purpose is for book identification as no two books have the same ISBN number.


As stated earlier, this number can be obtained from any of the national libraries (Abuja and Lagos). Follow the below steps to get it.

  1. Write a letter to the national library in question, requesting for an ISBN number and then obtain a form. An ISBN cost N2,500 but be prepared to spend more than that.
  2. When you are returning, which should be within 2 weeks of obtaining the form, take along with you a photocopy of your certificate of company registration obtained from the Corporate Affairs Commission.
  3. Also come with a manuscript of the book you wish to obtain the ISBN number for. After making your submissions, you will be issued an ISBN. After obtaining it, you can now go ahead and publish your book.

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Abdulwali Yahaya

Abdulwali Yahaya is a professional blogger, programmer and a writer on Nigerian Infopedia


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  1. Caleb Zadok

    Very helpful information. Thank you so much.

  2. doctor tansi

    tanks. i needed dis

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