An imprint page is a page in a book that provides information about the edition, publication, and legal aspects of the book. The imprint page typically includes the following information:
Edition: The edition number and date of publication are usually listed on the imprint page, indicating which version of the book it is and when it was first released.
Copyright: Copyright information is also provided on the imprint page, including the name of the copyright holder and the year of publication. This information helps to protect the author's rights and ensures that their work is not used without permission.
Publisher: The imprint page lists the name and address of the publisher, as well as their website and any other relevant contact information.
ISBN: The imprint page includes the ISBN (International Standard Book Number), which is a unique identifier assigned to each published book. This number helps to distinguish the book from others and allows it to be easily tracked and cataloged.
Legal Disclaimer: The imprint page may also include a legal disclaimer or statement of liability, outlining the publisher's limitations and responsibilities. This helps to protect the publisher from any legal issues that may arise from the content of the book.
Printing History: The imprint page may also include information on the printing history of the book, indicating the number of printings and the date of each printing. This information helps to determine the rarity and collectibility of the book.
Library of Congress Cataloging Information: For books that are distributed in the United States, the imprint page may also include cataloging information from the Library of Congress, including the call number, classification, and subject headings.
Here is a sample imprint page for an author in Australia:
"First edition, published in Australia in 2023 by XYZ Publishing Pty Ltd. Copyright © 2023 by John Doe. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher/author.
XYZ Publishing Pty Ltd Suite 12, 123 Main Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia www.xyzpublishing.com.au
Printed in Australia by The Book Printing Company
This sample imprint page provides information on the edition, copyright, and publisher of the book, as well as the ISBN, printing location, and contact information for the publisher.