What is a BISAC subject?

Modified on Thu, 25 Apr 2024 at 05:43 PM



Book Industry Standards and Communications

(Aka "BISAC" )


Not sure what BISAC is? We got you! 


BISAC stands for Book Industry Standards and Communications and is a globally accepted system for categorizing books. 


The BISAC Subject Headings List is a standard used to categorize books based on content. The Subject Heading applied to a book can determine where the book will be shelved in your store or the categories under which it can be searched for in a database. 


For example: Art, Music, Philosophy, etc 


You may use the following link to the Book Industry Study Group site for a standardized list; BISAC Subjects, Book Industry Study Group website

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