Appendix: Bowker’s Book Subjects

As part of Assigning ISBNs to your eBook and Paperback, you’ll choose a primary and secondary subject for your book, from a list of subject categories.

As of this writing, Bowker, the USA ISBN Agency, provides this list of Subjects to choose from:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Architecture
  3. Art
  4. Astrology
  5. Australia_History
  6. Bible_Commentaries
  7. Biography
  8. Business
  9. Canada_History
  10. Children’s Fiction
  11. Collectors and Collecting
  12. Comics and Graphic Novels_General
  13. Computer Software
  14. Computers
  15. Cooking
  16. Crime
  17. Curiosities and Wonders
  18. Drama (Dramatic Works By One Author)
  19. Drama_Collections
  20. Drama_History and Criticism
  21. Economics
  22. Education
  23. Family
  24. Fiction_Action and Adventure
  25. Fiction_Erotica
  26. Fiction_Espionage
  27. Fiction_Fantasy_General
  28. Fiction_Gay
  29. Fiction_General
  30. Fiction_Historical
  31. Fiction_Horror
  32. Fiction_Mystery and Detective_General
  33. Fiction_Psychological
  34. Fiction_Religious
  35. Fiction_Romance_General
  36. Fiction_Science Fiction_General
  37. Fiction_Short Stories (single author)
  38. Fiction_Suspence
  39. Fiction_Thrillers
  40. Fiction_Visionary and Metaphysical
  41. Fiction_War and Military
  42. Fiction_Westerns
  43. Finance, Personal
  44. Games
  45. Gardening
  46. Genealogy
  47. Great Britain_History
  48. Handicraft
  49. Health
  50. Interior Decoration
  51. Internet
  52. Interpersonal Relations
  53. Language and Languages_Study and Teaching
  54. Language Arts
  55. Law
  56. Literature_Collections
  57. Literature_History and Criticism
  58. Mathematics
  59. Medicine
  60. Military Art and Science
  61. Mind and Body
  62. Music
  63. Nature
  64. New Zealand_History
  65. Nutrition
  66. Parenting
  67. Performing Arts
  68. Pets
  69. Philosophy
  70. Photography
  71. Physical Fitness
  72. Physics
  73. Poetry (Poetic Works by One Author)
  74. Poetry_Collections
  75. Poetry_History and Criticism
  76. Political Science
  77. Psychology
  78. Reference Books
  79. Religion
  80. Science
  81. Self-Helpl Techniques
  82. Social Sciences
  83. Spirituality
  84. Sports
  85. Technology
  86. Transportation
  87. Travel
  88. United States_History
  89. Wit and Humor
  90. World History