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 Vellum to automatically create 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 both stores and reading devices.
- Accessing Title Info
- Title Page
- 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:
The information below will be used by Vellum to automatically create your book’s title page:
Vellum’s Preview will show you your book’s Title Page whenever you select Title Info.
Title, Subtitle, and Author
The title, subtitle, and author values you declare here are used to:
- Create your book’s Title Page (as seen above)
- Create the headers of your print edition
- Declare your book’s metadata, which affects how your book is displayed in a reader’s library.
- Construct names for the files generated by Vellum
Because your book’s title has multiple uses, we recommend specifying it in title case (e.g. “The Invisible Man” instead of “THE INVISIBLE MAN.”). When displayed on the Title Page, the title and author are automatically set in upper case.
Use this section to list any other contributors to your book. For instance, you may want to add additional authors, or credit a translator or editor. To add a contributor, click the + button and enter a name in the newly-created fields:
If you’d like to change the role of the contributor, click on the Author label to the left of the text fields. This will bring up the role popup menu:
Contributors listed here will be included both in your ebook’s metadata and on the Title Page.
It is not necessary to list a publisher, but if you are working with one or you have your own publishing company, you can include that information here.
When you add a Publisher Logo, the Publisher name specified in the field above won’t be shown on the title page. Instead, that value will be used in your ebook’s metadata, and will serve as a description for the image.
Specify a Publisher Link and the publisher information shown on the title page will take the reader to that website.
You can remove the image used for your publisher logo by clicking on the image with the Option key held down.
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.
Terms don’t have to be foreign words. Prefer the word Section to Part? Simply change your Part term rather than giving all of your Part elements new titles.
Online stores do not require an ISBN to list an ebook, so this field is optional. If you have acquired an ISBN to assign to your ebook, however, you can list it here and it will be included in your ebook’s metadata.