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Complete BISAC Subject Headings List, 2019 Edition

Ready to select your BISAC Subject Heading? We have a simple two-step process for choosing your code. For further information on how to select a BISAC code, we have a page with the frequently asked questions on how to select the right a BISAC code.

Step 1: Determine the major heading which best describes the content of your book. Click on a heading below for more specific headings within that category.

Can't find the code you're looking for after reviewing all the pages below? We recommend you use whatever codes currently best represent your book. However, to suggest a new code for future BISAC additions, you can submit a suggestion by using our Contact Form.


    If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

    Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2019, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of these lists or any attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.


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