How to Submit

We are currently accepting submissions for Volume Four.

There are three ways in which you can submit based on the degree of data your company can capture.

1. SURVEY A: If possible, all publishers are encouraged to submit data at the BISAC Subject Headings Survey. The "Survey A" questionnaire can be found here.

2. SURVEY B: If "Survey A" participation is not possible, publishers may utilize the "Survey B" questionnaire here.

3. SURVEY C: Small publishers may simply fill out the short 10 question "Survey C" questionnaire here.

A dictionary of terms for the submission processes can be downloaded here.

For more information on how to submit, please email and we will answer your inquiry within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What data is being captured and reported on?
A: Net sales and units aggregated by channel, format, and category.

Q: Who will have access to and see my data?
A: Access is restricted to the Data Model team exclusively. Data providers will be publicly listed as participants at and within the Online Data Dashboard but individual revenues will not be accessible.

Q: What format is required for a data submission?
A: Two years of data – 2012 and 2013 – are requested for the 2013 edition of BookStats.

Q: What is the process for submitting data and where does it reside?
A: You will send your data to a secure ftp site hosted by R.R. Bowker. Data will be loaded to an internal server.

Q: What do we receive for participating?
All data providers will receive free access to a portion of the final product based upon which questionnaire is completed. For detailed information on what is possible at various rates of participation please click here.

General inquiries can be sent to