Title and Author Information
Use Vellum’s Title Info pane to provide title, author, and other information about your book.
Information provided here will be used by your book’s Title Page, and will be included in the headers of your print edition.
Values will also be included in your ebook’s metadata, information about your book that is used by stores and reading devices.
- Accessing Title Info
- Title and Subtitle
- Series Name
- Author and Contributors
- Additional Metadata
Accessing Title Info
To access and edit Title Info, select your book’s title at the top of the Navigator:
If it’s not already showing, select the Title Info tab. You’ll be shown these controls:
Title and Subtitle
Use the first fields of Title Info to specify your book’s title and (optional) subtitle:
The book’s title is used in:
If your book is part of a series, you can specify the name of the series:
Once you provide a Series Name, you can optionally enter Book Number to define when the book comes in the series.
Series information will be included on your Title Page and in your ebook metadata.
✨ This feature was added in Vellum 3.3. Make sure you are up-to-date.
The following values are not shown on your book’s title page, but are included in your ebook’s metadata.
Use this control to specify the language in which your book was written.
Vellum will translate certain key terms (e.g. “Chapter”) for French, Italian, German, and Spanish. However, if you choose another language from the popup menu, Vellum will display the Edit Terminology button.
Clicking this button will bring up the Terminology settings (also accessible via Terminology… in the Chapter menu):
Use this to enter your own translations for element types or for introductions of additional contributors, like translators and illustrators.
Online stores do not require an ISBN to list an ebook, so this field is optional. If you do acquire an ISBN for your ebook, however, you can list it here and the ISBN will be included in your ebook’s metadata.
Note: the ISBN specified here will only be used in your ebook’s metadata. If you’d like for it to be included in the text of your book as well, you can add it to your Copyright.