The most common place to put the author's bio is on the back cover of the book.
The copyright page is usually found on the back of the title page. Normally this page includes the word "copyright", and/or the copyright symbol, the publishing year, the name of the publisher, the Library of Congress Catalog Number (LCCN), and the International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
The law grants you copyright protection immediately upon creation of your work. Thus, one need only place the name of the copyright owner, the year of first publication, and the word "copyright" and/or symbol somewhere within the document to secure copyright protection. The use of a copyright notice is an author's responsibility and does not require advanced permission from the US Copyright Office. For more information click here US Copyright Office.
The ISBN is a ten digit number that uniquely identifies a publication worldwide. You can purchase an ISBN number from R.R. Bowker, the US agency licensed to sell these numbers. The cost is $205 for ten ISBN numbers. ISBN numbers are printed on the copyright page as well as above the bar code on softback books. If one is printing both a hard and a soft cover version of a document, an ISBN will be needed for both versions. Click here for the ISBN website.
The ISBN number is normally translated into a compatible bar code format called Bookland EAN (European Article Number). Every bookstore chain uses bar codes for scanning at registers so it is advantageous for a publisher to place a bar code on the back cover of a book. Multiple software programs are available that will produce bar code and then it can be placed on the correct location on your back cover. The bar code must be printed in black ink.
If you plan to sell your book to libraries, it is a good idea to have an LCCN. All one needs to do is apply for a free Library of Congress Pre-Assigned Card Catalog Number. Requests for this number can be processed by clinking here Library of Congress.
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One can arrange the cover basically in any way one wishes, however, these are some helpful hints to consider when designing your cover:
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