How Much Does It Cost To Publish A Book In Uganda

How Much Does It Cost To Publish A Book In Uganda

It cost Ugshs. 40,000 per Title

How To Publish A Book In Uganda

Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for ISBN, the applicant has to contact the National Library of Uganda offices.
  2. Here you will be given an application to fill.
  3. The applicant will be required to pay the required fee at the Bank.Pick the bank details from National library of Uganda Offices
  4. The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and it can be found under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. submit your application together with bank slip and all the required document to National Library of Uganda offices.
  6. On Completion of this process, the applicant after meeting all the requirements will be issued an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).


  • The National Library Act 2003, section 5 part C gives NLU the mandate to allocate ISBN/IISSN to publications in Uganda.
  • The acquisition of ISBNs does not serve as a guarantee for copyright. Publishers are advised to visit copyright offices at the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

Required Documents

  • Copy of certificate of business administration
  • Title page & copyright pages of the new publication
  • Duly completed application form
  • Profile of the publisher
  • I D card
  • Authors name,
  • Address,
  • Previous prefix,
  • Cover page,
  • Editorial page
  • Evidence of payment.

Office Locations & Contacts

National Library of Uganda
Address: Buganda Road, Plot 50 Buganda Road
Postal Address: P.O.Box 4262 Kampala Uganda.
Phone: 0414-254661/233633
Jurisdiction: National
Email Address: or
Website:National Library of Uganda

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the web page. The contact details are available


Must be Ugandan publishers. (Including self-publishing authors) They avail publications to the public in form of text and these may include: monographs, maps, education software, audio books, digital publication, individual articles or chapters, mixed media publications that are principally text based.