What is the meaning of a certain bit of a book's copyright page?
April 16, 2006 11:14 AM Subscribe
Publishing Filter - what does a particular part of a book's copyright page mean?
posted by greycap to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The copyright pages of books generally list details of the publisher, details of the author's copyright, when the book was first published, font details, ISBN number, and various other bits of information. Some (but not all) also have a random number/numbers: in Penguin books, for instance, a number is included underneath the date of publication. An example:
First published in 2004
Copyright (c) A.N.Other, 2004
[typesetting details etc]
What does this number (6453 above) mean or represent? (In general, rather than this made-up example). I am in the UK, in case that makes any difference.