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Template:Infobox book

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This template is used to present a consistently-formatted table for use in articles about books.

Usage

name
alt
caption
Author author
Audio read by audio_read_by
Original title title_orig
Working title title_working
Translator translator
Illustrator illustrator
Cover artist cover_artist
Country country
Language language
Series series
Release number
release_number
Subject subject
Genre genre
Set in set_in
Published published
Publisher publisher, publisher2
Publication date
pub_date
Published in English
english_pub_date
Media type media_type
Pages pages
Awards awards
ISBN 123456789X
OCLC oclc
dewey
LC Class congress
Preceded by preceded_by 
Followed by followed_by 
Original text
title_orig at Interlingua Wikisource
Translation name at Wikisource
notes
{{Infobox book
| italic title      = <!--(see above)-->
| name              = 
| image             = 
| image_size        = 
| border            = 
| alt               = 
| caption           = 
| author            = 
| audio_read_by     = 
| title_orig        = 
| orig_lang_code    = 
| title_working     = 
| translator        = 
| illustrator       = 
| cover_artist      = 
| country           = 
| language          = 
| series            = 
| release_number    = 
| subject           = 
| genre             = 
| set_in            = 
| publisher         = 
| publisher2        = 
| pub_date          = 
| english_pub_date  = 
| published         = 
| media_type        = 
| pages             = 
| awards            = 
| isbn              = 
| isbn_note         = 
| oclc              = 
| dewey             = 
| congress          = 
| preceded_by       = 
| followed_by       = 
| native_wikisource = 
| wikisource        = 
| notes             = 
| exclude_cover     = 
| website           = 
}}

Parameters

Please see WikiProject Books and/or WikiProject Novels for standards on presenting names and other data.

  • Parameters can be safely left blank. Note that you may include an image with no caption, but a caption will not be shown if there is no image.
  • Wikilinks can be used in any of the infobox fields.
name
Book name or title. If parameter is left blank, name will be inherited from the Wikipedia page where this infobox is invoked.
image
Image (prefer 1st edition where permitted), use bare filename: Example.jpg
image_size
Uses image size set by user (default 220px). Use a number to override image size.
border
Inserting yes here will result in a 1px grey border around the image, useful for instances where the image and the background will blend together (such as a book cover with a white background). If no border is necessary, this parameter should not be used. Note: does not apply if |image= uses the full image syntax (e.g. [[Image:Example.jpg]]); in this case add the border in |image= (e.g. [[Image:Example.jpg|border=yes]])
caption
Image caption (should describe the edition used)
alt
Image alternate text
editor/editors
Editor(s) only when they are the primary contributor, e.g. dictionaries, encyclopedias, anthologies
author/authors
Author(s)
audio_read_by
For audiobooks.
title_orig
Original title, if not in English; required if using |native_external_url= or |native_wikisource=
orig_lang_code
ISO 639 code of original language, required if using |title_orig=, |native_wikisource= or |native_external_url=
working_title
Working title, when different from published title
translator
Translator(s), if original not in English
illustrator
Illustrator (where used throughout and a major feature)
cover_artist
Cover artist, if any
country
Country of original publication
language
Language of original book. Do not link unless it is an unusual language.
series
Series (if any)
release_number
The "release number" of a book within the "series" (also would be called a "volume") - n.b. only relevant for an article where "series" is populated
subject/subjects
(for non-fiction) See index term and library classification
genre/genres
(for fiction) See literary genre. Use {{hlist}} for sorting multiple entries.
set_in
can be both time and place as setting. No need to create long lists. Use approximate dates/places if it is not clearly specified in the text.
publisher
Publisher of primary publication (prefer 1st edition); also |publisher2= for additional publishers.
pub_date
Date published (1st edition)
english_pub_date
Date first published in English if 1st edition is in another language.
published
Alternate parameter, using the following composite format: year (publisher) (language, when originally written in a foreign language); use {{plainlist}} when there is more than one notable edition
Note: |published= is acceptable, but no longer preferred to |publisher= and |pub_date=, which have been restored to common usage. No consensus has yet been reached regarding the migration of infoboxes to a common format, and none should be "fixed" one way or the other en masse until such consensus is reached.
media_type
Print / Digital (then binding types etc., if relevant)
pages
Pages (prefer 1st edition, specify edition as needed)
award/awards
Awards(s) the book has won
isbn
(prefer ISBN of 1st edition). Format: "1-234-56789-0" (10-digit) or "978-1-234-56789-0" (13-digit). If the book has a standard book number (9 digits) add a "0" to the beginning of the number. Do not change a 10-digit to a 13-digit ISBN by prefixing a "978" by hand, because the last digit is a calculated check digit, which will be wrong. Similarly, do not remove "978-" from a 13-digit ISBN to make a 10-digit ISBN. If the book was published before the use of ISBN, do not include this parameter. If the 13-digit number you have does not start with "978", "979-10", or "979-11", then it is not an ISBN and should not be used in this parameter. Change spaces in the ISBN to hyphens. The rules for hyphenating an ISBN are complex (currently 29 pages). Do not add spaces or hyphens to an unformatted ISBN which are likely to be wrong if you are guessing. However the "978" prefix of a 13-digit ISBN is always separated by a hyphen and the check digit – the last character – is always separated by a hyphen. The last character of a 10-character ISBN may be an "X". In such case, use the uppercase "X" character, not any alternate character. Do not put "ISBN " in front of the number. ISBNs are checked for validity; articles with invalid ISBNs are placed in Category:Pages with ISBN errors and display a red error message.
isbn_note
May be used to add a note following the ISBN.
oclc
OCLC number (prefer 1st edition), use when book has no ISBN
dewey
Dewey Decimal Classification
congress
Library of Congress Classification (not to be confused with Library of Congress Control Number)
preceded_by
Title of prior book in series; will be italicised by template code (do not use to connect separate books chronologically)
preceded_by_quotation_marks
Title of prior work in series if a minor work; will be surrounded with quotation marks by template code (do not use to connect separate books chronologically)
followed_by
Title of subsequent book in a series or a sequel; will be italicised by template code (do not use to connect separate books chronologically)
followed_by_quotation_marks
Title of subsequent work in a series or a sequel if a minor work; will be surrounded with quotation marks by template code (do not use to connect separate books chronologically)
native_wikisource
Page name of original text at a foreign language Wikisource (if applicable); use |orig_lang_code= to specify which Wikisource. Tracked in Category:Articles that link to foreign-language Wikisources
native_external_url
URL to a site hosting the original text when in a foreign language, and in the public domain but not yet on Wikisource. Non-commercial, open and accessible sites should be used in preference, sites which rip the text from other sites should be avoided, and illegal content is never to be linked to
native_external_host
The name of the website linked to by |native_external_url=, e.g. Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive. Should be wikilinked if possible
wikisource
Title of work if in the public domain and hosted at English Wikisource:. Tracked in Category:Articles that link to Wikisource
external_url
URL to a site hosting the text in English (whether the original or a translation), when in the public domain but not yet on Wikisource. Non-commercial, open and accessible sites should be used in preference, sites which rip the text from other sites should be avoided, and illegal content is never to be linked to
external_host
The name of the website linked to by |external_url=, e.g. Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive. Should be wikilinked if possible
exclude_cover
This template will place articles with this infobox where no image has been specified into the category Books with missing cover; where this is not desired, e.g because the cover is shown elsewhere in the article, this parameter should be set to |exclude_cover=yes.
website
for the publisher's or author's website about the book.

Example

Anne of Green Gables
Cover
The front (first) page of the first edition
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Illustrator M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publisher L. C. Page & Co.
Publication date
1908
Pages 429 (first edition)
OCLC 367111
LC Class PR6025.O45 A53
Followed by Anne of Avonlea 
Text Anne of Green Gables at Wikisource
{{Infobox book
| name           = Anne of Green Gables
| image          = FirstPageGreenGables.gif
| caption        = The front (first) page of the first edition
| alt            = Cover
| author         = [[Lucy Maud Montgomery]]
| title_orig     = 
| working_titl e = 
| translator     = 
| illustrator    = M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
| cover_artist   = 
| country        = United States
| language       = English
| series         = 
| release_number = 
| subject        = 
| genre          = [[Children's literature|Children's novel]]
| publisher      = [[L. C. Page & Co.]]
| pub_date       = 1908
| pages          = 429 ''(first edition)''
| awards         = 
| isbn           = <!-- N/A -->
| oclc           = 367111
| congress       = PR6025.O45 A53
| preceded_by    = 
| followed_by    = [[Anne of Avonlea]]
| wikisource     = Anne of Green Gables
}}

TemplateData

TemplateData documentation used by VisualEditor and other tools
See the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Infobox book

Consistently-formatted table for presenting information about books

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

Parameter Description Type Status
Name name

Book name

Default
Pagename
String optional
Image image

Image (prefer 1st edition where permitted). Use bare filename.

String optional
Author author

Author(s) of the book (should be link to their respective article if there is one).

String optional
Language language

Language of (original) book. Full language name (not a language code).

Example
English
String optional
Country country

Country of (original) publication.

String optional
Genre genre

The book's genre

Example
Science fiction
String optional
Published published

Using the following format: year (publisher) (language, when originally written in a foreign language)

String optional
Publisher publisher

Name of publisher.

String optional
ISBN isbn ISBN

Format: "ISBN 1-234-56789-0" (prefer 1st edition)

String optional
exclude cover? exclude_cover

"yes" if no image is present and adding this article to "Category:Books with missing cover" is not desired

Example
yes
String optional
Series series

Series the book is part of

Example
[[The Federalist Papers]]
String optional
Image size image_size

no description

Example
200 px
String optional
Image caption caption

a caption for the image used

Content optional
Type of media media_type

no description

Example
[[Newspaper]]
String optional
Date of publication pub_date

Date the book or work was published

Example
December 21, 1787
Date optional
Preceded by preceded_by

The previous installment in the series/from the author

Example
[[Federalist No. 4]]
String optional
Followed by followed_by

The next installment in the series/from the author

Example
[[Federalist No. 6]]
String optional
Italic title italic title

no description

Unknown optional
Infoboxwidth infoboxwidth

no description

Unknown optional
Width width

no description

Unknown optional
Image_caption image_caption

no description

Unknown optional
Editors editors

no description

Unknown optional
Editor editor

no description

Unknown optional
Authors authors

no description

Unknown optional
Audio_read_by audio_read_by

no description

Unknown optional
Title_orig title_orig

no description

Unknown optional
Title_working title_working

no description

Unknown optional
Translators translators

no description

Unknown optional
Translator translator

no description

Unknown optional
Illustrators illustrators

no description

Unknown optional
Illustrator illustrator

no description

Unknown optional
Cover_artist cover_artist

no description

Unknown optional
Release_number release_number

no description

Unknown optional
Subjects subjects

no description

Unknown optional
Subject subject

no description

Unknown optional
Genres genres

no description

Unknown optional
Set_in set_in

no description

Unknown optional
Publisher2 publisher2

no description

Unknown optional
Release_date release_date

no description

Unknown optional
English_pub_date english_pub_date

no description

Unknown optional
English_release_date english_release_date

no description

Unknown optional
Pages pages

no description

Unknown optional
Awards awards

no description

Unknown optional
Award award

no description

Unknown optional
Isbn_note isbn_note ISBN_note

no description

Unknown optional
Dewey dewey

no description

Unknown optional
Congress congress

no description

Unknown optional
Last last

no description

Unknown optional
First first

no description

Unknown optional
Location location

no description

Unknown optional
Oclc oclc

no description

Unknown optional
Alt alt

no description

Unknown optional
Border border

no description

Unknown optional
Orig_lang_code orig_lang_code

no description

Unknown optional
Preceded_by_quotation_marks preceded_by_quotation_marks

no description

Unknown optional
Followed_by_quotation_marks followed_by_quotation_marks

no description

Unknown optional
Native_wikisource native_wikisource

no description

Unknown optional
Native_external_url native_external_url

no description

Unknown optional
Native_external_host native_external_host

no description

Unknown optional
Wikisource wikisource

no description

Unknown optional
External_url external_url

no description

Unknown optional
External_host external_host

no description

Unknown optional
Website website

no description

Unknown optional
Homepage homepage

no description

Unknown optional
URL URL

no description

Unknown optional
Notes notes

no description

Unknown optional
Note note

no description

Unknown optional
Nocat_wdimage nocat_wdimage

no description

Unknown optional

Translated books

About how to handle translated books, see the Translated books case study.

COinS

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

Tracking categories



See also

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