Ebook Production 101: The Copyright Page

Ebook Production 101: The Copyright PageEbook developer Joshua Tallent has been using his Digital Book World column recently to discuss some best practices, ideas and opinions about ebook front matter. And in his latest installment, he dives into the second part of his discussion of the copyright page, including everything you need to know about the colophon, the CIP section and the printer’s key.

Some books, especially older ones, have a colophon page that includes basic information about the publisher, including a logo, location and other details. This page is often combined with the copyright page in current publishing approaches, so you probably have that information on your copyright page.

The colophon also sometimes includes information about the paper and fonts used in creating the print book. If you have that information in your ebook, be sure it matches the actual details of the ebook itself. For example, saying “Printed on acid-free paper” is not really appropriate. You can change that to “The print edition of this book is printed on acid-free paper” or something similar, or you can just remove it.

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