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Hi, I've got a technical question regarding ISBN for KDP paperbacks.

I have a set of ISBN numbers purchased from a Polish national agency. Should I register them first with the book title and author name somewhere outside KDP?

Because I understand that KDP checks with some international database if the publisher / author name are in accordance with what you put in in the KDP dashboard.
 

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Thank you! So, I don't need to input that data by hand into Bowker's database? I read somewhere that KDP depends on Bowker's when checking the ISBN info.
 

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ISBNs are global. Each country has their own authority for issuing ISBNs to their citizens/residents. Bowker happens to be the US authority and you'd only use them if you're from the US. (And correspondingly, if you're from the US, you would only use Bowker.)
 
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