*Known bug* : The current version of the Bulk Upload spreadsheet says that this field is mandatory. This field is not mandatory. This is a known bug our team is currently fixing. You can leave this cell blank to upload your title information.
BIC and BISAC codes are commonly used category classification standards used within publishing. IPR License supports both Code formats and these can be input into the Bulk Upload spreadsheet with ease.
BIC is a commonly used classification tool developed by Book Industry Communication
For example if you are posting a political thriller, you can post this under F (for Fiction), FH (for Fiction Thriller), and also FHP (for Political/Legal thriller). Each heading has a subheading for granularity.
You can find the full list of BISAC codes here.
Using BIC and BISAC codes in the Bulk Upload Spreadsheet
You can use either classification code and the titles will map to the platform. If you are using BIC codes, type them into Column F, and if you are using BISAC codes please use Column G.
You can set multiple categories against your titles as long as they are separated with commas. This will provide better discoverability for your titles on the platform.
Using the BIC example above, list the categories in the following format to map to all 3 categories:
F, FH, FHP
Note: IPR License is currently not using Thema code classification. If you would prefer to use Thema, please let your Account Manager know.