BOOK DESIGN: What copy goes on the Copyright page?

The copyright page is the page that follows and prints on the back of your main title page and is where you display the legal part of your self published book. Be sure to check several books in your category and see what they are using on their copyright page and determine what is best for yours. And be sure to run it by a legal representative, what I list below are suggested beginning points.

Here is a sample of the basics of what your copyright page will contain:

Book Title
Book Sub-title
Author Name

Copyright © 20 _ _ (publisher or author name, company)

All rights reserved. Except as permitted under U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Publishers address and contact information
Visit our website at

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (if you have filed for this)

ISBN-10: 0-0000000-0-0
ISBN-13: 000-0-0000000-0-0

Printed in the United States of America

Book Design by (designer name)
Editor or photographer names etc.

First Edition: (date by month and year)
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Other items you might include:

1. Disclaimer for legal purposes for coaches, doctors etc.
2. Special credits for use of quoted work or other…
3. Other forms of publication ISBNs. (CDs, paperback, hardcover, audio book, etc.)