Sunday, 9 June 2013

Copyright Page - what should I include?

I'm regularly asked for advice on what to include on a copyright page. Obviously it's not set in stone, and copyright pages vary, but if you need a template feel free to use my example below. If you publish with Smashwords it's compulsory to include the title, copyright statement and your name together with the phrase 'Smashwords Edition'. I change this depending on which distributor I'm using. So for Kindle I'd change it to 'Kindle Edition' etc.

Tristan and Iseult copyright © 2013 JD Smith 

Smashwords Edition 

The moral rights of the author have been asserted. 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other non-commercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed “Attention: Permissions Coordinator,” at the email address below. 

Cover design and formatting 

Published by Quinn Publications 

All enquiries to 

First published 2013 

ISBN: 978-0-9576164-2-4 

JD Smith - Editor Jane lives and works in the English Lake District. Having worked as a graphic designer for over 12 years, her passion for books and everything literary took over and she now works predominantly on book cover design and typesetting. She is also part of the Triskele Books group, and is the author of Tristan and Iseult.

1 comment:

  1. It really helped. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's like, the hybrid publishing is less aware of copyrights. But they are giving more opportunity to the new comers to make their dream true.