In a notice posted on its website late last week, R.R. Bowker said it has learned that unauthorized charges were being made on its www.myidentifiers.com website, the site responsible for issuing ISBNs. One of the issues publishers, authors, and other industry members are most concerned about is whether the integrity of the ISBN registry was compromised. If it was, this could lead to royalty payments being diverted.
After nearly 50 years of promoting and selling ISBNs and prefixes to publishers in the UK & Ireland via a manual process, Nielsen has launched an online store that enables publishers and self-published authors to go to one site and purchase ISBNs, Book2Look widgets and a subscription to their BookData Enhanced service, enabling publishers to enrich their title records.
Publishers and self-published authors can purchase these services 24/7 enabling them to work and shop at their convenience. The Nielsen ISBN Agency for UK & Ireland still offers publishers the opportunity to talk to an adviser.
Source: Nielsen ISBN Store a Hit