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This template is used to present a consistently-formatted table for use in articles about books. Please do not make major changes to this infobox without proposing and discussing it on the talk page first.

Contents

[edit] Usage

{{Infobox book
| name             = 
| title_orig       = 
| translator       = 
| image            = <!-- include the [[file:]] and the image size -->
| image_caption    = 
| author           = 
| illustrator      = 
| cover_artist     = 
| country          = 
| language         = 
| series           = 
| subject          = 
| genre            = 
| publisher        = 
| pub_date         = 
| english_pub_date = 
| media_type       = 
| pages            = 
| isbn             = 
| oclc             = 
| dewey            = 
| congress         = 
| preceded_by      = 
| followed_by      = 
}}

[edit] Parameters

name
Book name. If whole parameter is omitted, inherited from page title.
title_orig
Original title, if not in English
translator
Translator(s), if original not in English
image
Image (prefer 1st edition - where permitted)
image_caption
Image caption (should describe the edition used)
author
Author(s)
illustrator
Illustrator (where used throughout and a major feature)
cover_artist
Cover artist
country
Country of original publication
language
Language of original book (see note above)
series
Series (if any)
subject
(for non-fiction) See index term and library classification
genre
(for fiction) See literary genre
publisher
Publisher of main publication (prefer 1st edition)
pub_date
Date published (1st edition)
english_pub_date
Date published in English (1st English edition), if originally published in another language
media_type
Print / On-line (then binding types etc. if relevant)
pages
Pages (prefer 1st edition)
isbn
Format: "ISBN 1234567890" (prefer 1st edition)
oclc
OCLC Number (prefer 1st edition)
dewey
Dewey Decimal System classification
congress
Library of Congress Classification (not to be confused with Library of Congress Control Number)
preceded_by
Title of prior book in series
followed_by
Title of subsequent book in series

[edit] Example

Anne of Green Gables  
Cover
First page of Anne of Green Gables.
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Illustrator M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
Country USA
Language English
Genre(s) Children's novel
Publisher L. C. Page & Co.
Publication date April 1908
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 429 pp (first edition)
ISBN N/A
OCLC Number 367111
LC Classification PR6025.O45 A53
Followed by Anne of Avonlea
{{infobox book
| name         = Anne of Green Gables
| title_orig   = 
| translator   = 
| image        = [[Image:FirstPageGreenGables.gif|200px|Cover]]
| image_caption= First page of ''Anne of Green Gables''.
| author       = [[Lucy Maud Montgomery]]
| illustrator  = M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
| cover_artist = 
| country      = Canada
| language     = English
| series       = 
| subject      = 
| genre        = [[Children's literature|Children's novel]]
| publisher    = [[L. C. Page & Co.]]
| pub_date     = April 1908
| media_type   = Print (hardcover)
| pages       = 429 pp ''(first edition)''
| isbn         = N/A
| oclc         = 367111
| congress     = PR6025.O45 A53
| preceded_by  = 
| followed_by  = [[Anne of Avonlea]]
}}


[edit] Translated books

About how to handle translated books, see the discussion at Template_talk:Infobox_Book/Archive_4#Translated books case study.

[edit] COinS

This template produces COinS metadata; see COinS in Wikipedia for background information.

[edit] See also


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