UABN: Universal Agency for Book Number

UABN : Universal Agency for Book Number; officially assigns and regulates legitimate UBN for Books and Documents. Universal Agency for Book Number is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of UBN. The UABN also serves as a development centre for the literature and library sector and promotes strong cooperation in the field, on not for profit status. UABN registers patents and copyrights at international level.

You can buy UBN number for your any publication, it can be of any previous year, Email us at

UBN number is like a DNA Fingerprint of your publication, it uniquely identify your publication in all over world. If you are an author or Publisher, and you have published, or going to publish a book, journal, or magazine, yearbook, software, apps, music, video, movies, gif, and Report, you are eligible to get UBN number from us.

About UBN:

What is UBN?

UBN is Universal Book Number

UBN is a unique identification number for a bookUniversal Book Number is recognized globally and catalyzes the sale of book to bookstores and libraries. UBN allows scientifically management of books and their discoverability at global level. Universal Book Number eliminates the ambiguity in identification of books. While numerous book titles, published by different publishers may have same titles across the world, it creates huge confusion among readers. UBN serves here as a great tool to correctly identify a book. Since all such books will carry different UBN. UBN is assigned to international as well as local editions of books. If edition of a book is changed, (e.g. next edition) it would require new UBN. Different UBN are assigned for print and/ electronic version, at free of cost. UBN is affected by format of file (e.g. jpeg, MS-Word, PDF, etc). A book in different languages and format will be assigned separate UBN, at free of cost. N (any) number of copies may be produced for a book, assigned with single UBN.

Example of UBN:  UBN is 15 digit numeric code. E.g.- 015-346724641726

How to Buy UBN
Readers may ask about UBN for a book which they want to read, download, buy, tell a friend, inquire, or review. It helps to increase the chances of sales of books, and royalty earned by authors and publishers along with publicity. UBN is assigned for literature standardization, and is a not for profit activity. UBN costs US$ 100, please see below table for country wise list of price. Different formats of publication and publication in different languages need different UBN, but these all UBNs will be provided at No additional cost. So if you publish a document in two languages and two formats e.g. print and online, you will be provided 4 UBNs at just US$ 100. If you publish the same document in pdf, HTML, JPEG, you will be provided extra UBNs at No additional cost. Demand for UBN can be sought at:

How to purchase UBN
You should provide below information to get your UBN (Universal Book Number) for your book.- 

Title of the Book: ?

Publisher: Self Published/ Name of Publisher: ?

Author: ?

Language: ?

Format: Hard/ electronic version: ? 

Place of Publication: ?

Contact Information of publisher: ?

Name of Country with address: ? 

E-Mail this information to        along with registration fee and UABN will deliver you the UBN for your book within approx 24 hours.  

Question: Is this number (UBN) same for all thousand copies of any book publication
Answer: Yes, UBN is same for all thousand copies or even more of any book/ thesis/ any document/ legal contracts

What about Management of UBN for Books and documents?
Allotment of UBN is done with a centralized system. There are no country wise agencies, to enhance the ease and user friendly approach. In case of any ambiguity, the decision of UABN shall be final and binding.

What is procedure for Cancellation of UBN, alloted to a book/ document?
UBN assigned once, can not be cancelled. Because UBN is unique identification for book or any other document.

What about Portability of UBN 
Authors/ Publishers may sell/ resale unutilized UBN upon notifying UABN . UBN can also be sold / purchased in a block. Unutilized UBN can also be sold within/ beyond the countries, different publishers/ authors and to a book in different languages.  If title of a book is changed in future, it needs to be assigned new UBN. UBN can also be purchased in reserve for further use/ a book being planned to edit/ publish. UBN does not expire. UBN can also be demanded for a book, which is already having / not having an ISSN number.

Can UBN (Universal Book Number) be purchased for upcoming Books (about to release) and already published books?

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Revised rates for Registration fee Universal Book Number (UBN) for all countries are as below-

UK (United Kingdom), Iraq, Ukraine, Greece, Portugal, Lithuania, Russia, Israel, Zimbabwe, Peru, Macedonia, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Syria, Trinidad, Indonesia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Rome, Serbia, Spain, Belarus, France, Mexico, Estonia, Belgium Other European countries

USD 100


Sudanese Pound 350


Ghanaian Cedi 198

Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Botswana, Tanzania, Other African countries 

USD 100

USA (United States), Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, China, Tajikistan               

USD 100

Nigeria, Eritrea, Malawi, Yemen, Brazil

USD 100

Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Rwanda

USD 100

Uganda, Senegal, Kenya, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Istanbul, Benin, 


USD 100


Rs. 2000


PKR 5000


Bangladeshi Taka 2000     


USD 100

South Africa, Argentina, Czech Republic, Cuba, Jordan, 

Uzbekistan, Oman, Turkey, Lebanon, Qatar, Poland                 

USD 100


 Nepalese Rupee 1300


Philippine Peso 1500         


USD 100

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Rupee   1900

Cuba, Italy, Egypt, Algeria                            

USD 100

Any Other Country

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Universal Book Number is available to all countries across the world-
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan The Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burma Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Costa Rica Ivory Coast Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon The Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Honduras Hong Kong Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati North Korea South Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Samoa San Marino San Marino São Tomé and Príncip Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Saint Kitts Saint Lucia Saint Vincent Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe.


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