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When is the closing date for notifications?

For the main distribution, 30 June is the closing date for written notifications and 31 October for online notifications.


For the supplementary distribution, the closing date for written notifications is 31 January and for online notifications always the end of February.

When are the distributions made?

The main distribution is always made in December. The supplementary distribution is made at the beginning of April of the following year.

What can I notify?

There are three different methods of notification and so three different forms:Books and exhibition catalogues are notified by means of the Book reporting slips.


Publications in the field of newspapers, magazines, television are given with the net fee using the Reporting card for fees

To notify CDs/DVDs for sale and Internet sites, you use the forms for Digital media

In all three fields, the reports can also be submitted online.

What am I not able to notify online?

Online notification is not possible for:

  • books without an ISBN Number
  • in the field of newspapers, magazines, television, this applies to the notification of publications of your works that are not subject to a fee.

How do I notify books without an ISBN Number?

Books and catalogue not having an ISBN Number must be submitted in writing together with a voucher copy using the Book reporting slips. In addition, we also need supporting documentation showing the print run.

What is a web designer?

The task of a web designer is to create and maintain websites in the World Wide Web. The web designer is primarily responsible for design, structure and guiding the user through the site. If you have not created the web design of the websites reported by you, do not enter anything when asked for documentary proof of being a web designer.