979 ISBNs Spotted in the Wilds of France!

(Two ISBN blog posts in a row. That’s gotta be some kind of record…)

We’ve been beating the 979 drum for a while, but it’s finally here. And they aren’t being issued somewhere out-of-the-way like Burkina Faso, but in EU/decadent West/producing-tons-of-books *France*! And that means anyone with French books passing through their supply chains has finally reached their day of identifier reckoning. I’m still amazed how many companies are still using 10-digit ISBNs internally. Hopefully this is the catalyst they need.

ISBN 979 Prefix Makes an Appearance
[Publishers Weekly]