Adding Books to the Database

    It is important to keep in mind that the vast majority of titles listed on IndieBound.org, and on our IndieCommerce member websites come from Ingram Book Company's iPage database. Generally speaking, if a title is listed with them (even if they don't actually carry it), it is listed with us. If you are a publisher, you'll want to contact Ingram to inquire about listing your catalog with them. You can find publisher-specific contact info here:

    However, there are instances in which a book will be listed with Ingram and not in our database for a variety of reasons and there are books that are valid but simply aren’t listed with Ingram. For those reasons books can also be added manually, one at a time, to our IndieCommerce database through www.indiebound.org.

    CREATE AN ACCOUNT

    If you do not already have an Indiebound.org account you will need to create one (if you already have one skip to step 3).

    1. Visit: www.indiebound.org/join  
    2. Complete the form to create an account
    3. Log in    

    CHECK FOR THE TITLE

    Once you're logged in, please first look for the title in question.

    If you can find the book, then it does NOT need to be added but the data can be edited. If the book cannot be found, you may add it.

    EDIT AN EXISTING BOOK

     This will take you to a form page, where the existing book info can be edited. Make any changes necessary, and click ‘Submit’ at the very bottom of the page.

    ADD A BOOK

    You'll need to fill out all required fields, including ISBN, height, length, width, and weight. Be sure to click ‘Submit’ at the bottom.

    ADD A COVER IMAGE ONLY

    If you are only adding or changing  a COVER IMAGE for any title, please visit this page, instead of updating the entire form: http://www.indiebound.org/addabook/cover

    • You’ll need to enter the ISBN and upload the image. Be sure to click ‘Submit’.
      • The file must be less than 3MB, but the image must be over 150 x 150 pixels

    These additions and changes need to be approved by staff here, so please allow up to 24hrs for the site to reflect the change.

    EBOOKS

    In order for an eBook to be sold through our system, it must be available through our eBook supplier, Kobo eBooks. For information on working with Kobo, please follow this link: http://www.kobobooks.com/companyinfo/authorsnpublishers.html

     

    If you have additional questions about book data or need assistance updating a book please email us at addabook@bookweb.org

    If you are a publisher or author please continue on to read ‘Notes for Publishers and Authors’.