The single most important element on the copyright page is, no surprise, the copyright notice itself. It usually consists of three elements:
- the © symbol, or the word “Copyright” or abbreviation “Copr.”
- the year of first publication of the work; and
- an identification of the owner of the copyright—by name, abbreviation, or some other way that it’s generally known.
This page and its contents are the way your book is represented to librarians, bibliographers, other publishers, quantity sales buyers, writers wishing to use quotations from your book, and production planners of future editions,” says Joel Friedlander on BookDesigner.com.
See how it looks, and how to make the copyright symbol by reading the whole article at BookDesigner.com