The Copyright Page of self-published books is often a neglected lesson in most Kindle Publishing courses.
Leaving such an essential intermediate step out of the Kindle publishing equation leaves new self publishers confused and feeling uneasy when getting their book ready to upload onto Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
I recall being part of a Kindle course that gave a Kindle book template that had a written copyright section already included. And all you had to do was correct the date (year) and type in your Kindle pen name or author name you were using.
There was a lot of mumbo jumbo below the “Copyright 2020 — All Rights Reserved” text. After some research, I found out that it wasn't all necessary.
In this article, you're going to learn what belongs on your Kindle book copyright page, and you may be surprised at how simple it is.
One last thing before we get started…
This by no means is any form of legal advice as I am not a lawyer, and what I'm showing you is strictly based on experience as a self publisher.
The Elements of a Kindle Book Copyright Page
- Copyright Text
- “All Rights Reserved” Text
- Publishing Company Name and/or address
- Edition or Volume #
- Credit where credit is due
- Websites you may have
There are more elements you can include, but these are the most common elements you're going to see on any self published paperback book or Kindle book.
Here are a few examples of Copyright pages:
Millionaire Fastlane Copyright Page:
Both copyright pages use different combinations of the elements, but notice they both include the “Copyright” and “All rights reserved” text.
Here's a video I recorded showing you these live Kindle book copyright page examples:
2 Essential Elements of a Kindle Copyright Page
What makes a copyright page legit?
The two essential elements of your copyright page are your:
- Copyright notice
- “All rights reserved.” text
That's truly it. The rest is up to your digression.
A few tips…
- If you're doing a health or fitness type book, then it's a good idea to cover your ass by adding in some type of disclaimer for your book. I analyze copyright that fits this bill in the video above.
- To add in the copyright symbol “©,” all you do is hold the Alt key and type in 0169.
That said, don't fear the copyright page!
It's harmless, and you can create yourself one in less than 5 minutes.