Effective June 1, 2017, you must provide an ISBN, EAN, or JAN to list a book in the Amazon catalogue, regardless of the book's publication date. If you remove book listings that you created before June 1, 2017, from your inventory, you will need an ISBN, EAN, or JAN to relist them in the future.
ISBNs, EANs and JANs improve product matching and help customers find the products they want to buy on Amazon. Most product packaging includes the product's ISBN, EAN or JAN.
We understand that ISBNs, EANs, and EANs do not exist for some books. Amazon may provide an exemption from the requirement for these books.
You can request an exemption by clicking the Request Approval link at the bottom of the page and filling out the form for Books.
Apply for an exemption by clicking the button below and filling in our approval request form. We will ask you to provide a list of the books you are requesting an exemption for. Only include books that do not have an ISBN, EAN, or JAN. Submissions containing books that have an ISBN, EAN, or JAN will not be reviewed.