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Pubnet® is an electronic data interchange/electronic commerce (EDI/EC) service designed by and used within the North American book industry. Its purpose is to streamline the book ordering process, improving efficiency and significantly reducing costs. Operating as a business-to-business service, Pubnet® works with book buyers of all types, helping them develop systems to purchase electronically from publishers and other suppliers using industry-specific subsets of ANSI EDI standards (X12 BISAC) for purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, advanced shipment notices and invoices.

Our members include Internet bookstores, college stores, wholesalers, library jobbers, trade stores, international subsidiaries of publishers, exporters, elementary and high schools, book clubs, and more. Pubnet® has been serving the book industry since July 1987.

Join Pubnet® today!

Getting started with Pubnet® is easy. If you need to add Pubnet® as a valued added network (VAN) channel for your business or if you are a beginner to EDI, Pubnet® can help. Please contact us about the cost-saving benefits of Pubnet®.

To register as a Pubnet® trading partner...

Retailers: Please complete the appropriate Registration and Agreement available from the links below. Scan and email to

Publishers, Distributors, or Suppliers, Please Contact:

For general inquiries or to find out more, please contact our technical support team:

Phone: 973-331-2623

Support is available 7:30 am - 6:30 pm ET, Monday - Friday

Maintenance Schedule:

Please be aware that regular maintenance is run the 2nd Saturday of each month. During these
periods you may experience delays with receiving confirmations for orders placed with the following Instant Response Mailboxes:

8525463 - Hachette Book Group (US)
8525587 - MPS (US)
8525579 - Penguin Random House (US)
8525471 - Simon & Schuster (US)

Support Documents

Supplier Lists:

EDI Documentation for Pubnet:

Other Useful Links:

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