In the publishing industry, an imprint can mean several different things:
- As a piece of bibliographic information about a book, it refers to the name and address of the book's publisher and its date of publication as given at the foot or on the verso of its title page.
- It can mean a trade name under which a work is published. One single publishing company may have multiple imprints; the different imprints are used by the publisher to market works to different demographic consumer segments. In some cases, the diversity results from the takeover of smaller publishers (or parts of their business) by a larger company. This usage of the word has evolved from the first meaning given above.
- It can also refer to a finer distinction of a book's version than "edition". This is used to distinguish, for example different printings, or printing runs of the same edition, or to distinguish the same edition produced by a different publisher or printer. With the creation of the "ISBN" identification system, which is assigned to a text prior to its printing, a different imprint has effectively come to mean a text with a different ISBN—if one had been assigned to it.
Other articles related to "imprint, imprints":
... Mycroft Moran was an imprint of Arkham House publishers and was created in Sauk City, Wisconsin in 1945 ... The imprint was created to publish weird detective stories and the Solar Pons stories by August Derleth ... Arkham retired the imprint in 1982, but has recently allowed it to be revived by another small press publisher ...
... first release was Walkin' Butterfly under the shōjo imprint Aurora, which features manga targeting female readers in their teens and younger ... also released manga under two other imprints the yaoi imprint Deux Press featured female-oriented manga about homoerotic relations between beautiful men, while the josei imprint Luv Luv featured ...
... some titles such as Hellboy simply changed imprint without any changes in the editorial team working on them), instead she "over the whole line," as she "couldn't possibly handle editing ...
... They began their "Non-Novel" imprint in 1973, and their "Non-Pochette" imprint in 1975 ... Shodensha created their Shodensha Gold imprint, and their most recent imprint, Shodensha Shinsho, was released in 2005 ...
... Below are a few examples of imprints (in the meaning of brand names), sorted by publishing company in alphabetical order ... It shows the diversity of imprints and how widely they are used in the publishing industry ... This list is intended to show examples, not be a comprehensive list, so no more than a few imprints per publishing house are given ...
Famous quotes containing the word imprint:
“Those who believe in their truththe only ones whose imprint is retained by the memory of menleave the earth behind them strewn with corpses. Religions number in their ledgers more murders than the bloodiest tyrannies account for, and those whom humanity has called divine far surpass the most conscientious murderers in their thirst for slaughter.”
—E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)
“Everything that ever walked or crawled on the face of the earth, swum the depths of the ocean or soared through the skies left its imprint here.”
—Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar)
“Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behaviour, attire, grace, learning and all their words aimeth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)