What does Bisac stand for?
Book Industry Standards and Communications
BISAC is an acronym for Book Industry Standards and Communications.
What are Bisac codes?
BISAC codes are 9-character alphanumeric codes that tell book retailers, distributors, and librarians what categories and subcategories a book belongs in. That might sound boring, but it’s really important. If you’re publishing a book, you will need them.
How do I choose a Bisac code?
You may select more than one subject code. BISG best practices recommend that you select no more than three BISAC codes for any title. Choosing fewer than three is also best practice, when the codes chosen fully describe the book.
Do I need Bisac codes?
One BISAC code is required, but three is considered best practice to help ensure the broadest reach for your book. Why only give your book one opportunity to be found when you can give it three? Books are seldom about just one thing. Look for codes that reflect the breadth and depth of your book’s content.
What are Thema codes?
Thema is a global scheme and is based on hierarchical code structures. It is a general purpose scheme and is not intended to replace specialist or library schemes but is designed to replace national general purpose book trade schemes over time.
Are Bisac codes free?
There is no fee to select and use BISAC codes to categorize your publication. A paid license is only required if you need to download the entire list for use in business systems.
What is Thema subject?
WHAT IS THEMA? Thema is a multilingual subject category scheme designed to meet the needs of publishers, retailers and trade intermediaries in all sectors of the global book publishing business. It is managed by an international group of stakeholders, and is free to use.
What is Thema classification?
‘Thema is a multilingual subject category scheme designed to meet the needs of publishers, retailers and trade intermediaries in all sectors of the global book publishing business. It is managed by EDItEUR and an international group of stakeholders, and is free to use.
What is Bisac main category?
BISAC, which stands for Book Industry Standards And Communications, is a globally accepted system for categorizing books. Maintained by the Book Industry Study Group (https://bisg.org/), BISAC codes provide writers a uniform method for categorization.
How do you use Thema?
How Thema Can Be Used In Practice
- Classify as precisely as appropriate – not necessarily as precisely as possible.
- Assign as many categories as required.
- Ensure the first category is the primary or main subject.
- Observe the usage notes for each category.
- Add qualifiers wherever appropriate.
- Consider context.