Provides advice and resources for publishing your family history.
Once you have completed writing and structuring your family history, you will move into the publishing phase.
Before publishing a book, we recommend that you acquire an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). You also have the opportunity to obtain a Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) entry.
ISBNs are 10 or 13-digit numbers that uniquely identify books and book-like products published internationally. Each number identifies a unique edition of a publication, from one specific publisher, allowing for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, universities, wholesalers and distributors. ISBNs are obtained in Australia through Thorpe-Bowker.
Level 1, 607 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 03 8517 8349
For further details, visit the Thorpe-Bowker website
A Cataloguing-in-Publication number is an entry for a book in library catalogues. The National Library of Australia (NLA) provides a free service. For further details, visit the NLA website.
As of June 15 2020 the Library is open with reduced spaces and services.
Our Ask A Librarian reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.