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News and Highlights
Shelf Unbound Magazine Launches Third Annual Contest to Discover the Best in Self-Published Books
Now sponsored by Bowker, the annual competition for independent publishers is accepting entries through October 1, with winners unveiled in December
(Published June 2014)
Use of ISNI Is Growing Fast Among Authors, Says New Bowker Analysis
A new analysis of Bowker® Books In Print shows that a full 33 percent of its contributors have the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) connected with their names and in use in the database.
(Published May 2014)
ISNI Assignments Top 7 Million
Exponential growth in assignments has led to more than 7 million names receiving the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier known as “ISNI”.
(Published December 2013)