Template:Infobox book

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name
alt
caption
Author author
Original title title_orig
Working title title_working
Translator translator
Illustrator illustrator
Cover artist cover_artist
Country country
Language language
Series series
Subject subject
Genre genre
Published published
Media type media_type
Pages pages
Awards awards
ISBN isbn
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

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

Usage

{{Infobox book
|italic title   = <!--(see above)-->
|name           = 
|image          = 
|image_size     = 
|caption        = 
|alt            = 
|author         = 
|title_orig     = 
|orig_lang_code = 
|title_working  = 
|translator     = 
|illustrator    = 
|cover_artist   = 
|country        = 
|language       = 
|series         = 
|subject        = 
|genre          = 
|published      = 
|media_type     = 
|pages          = 
|awards         = 
|isbn           = 
|oclc           = 
|dewey          = 
|congress       = 
|preceded_by    = 
|followed_by    = 
|wikisource     = 
|exclude_cover  = 
}}

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. If parameter is left blank, name will be inherited from page title.
image
Image (prefer 1st edition – where permitted), use bare filename: Example.jpg
image_size
Default size is 250px. Use a number to change 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)
title_orig
Original title, if not in English
orig_lang_code
ISO 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
country
Country of original publication
language
Language of original book
series
Series (if any)
subject/subjects
(for non-fiction) See index term and library classification
genre/genres
(for fiction) See literary genre
published
Using the following format: year (publisher) (language, when originally written in a foreign language); use {{plainlist}} when there is more than one notable edition
publisher/publisher2/pub_date/release_date/english_pub_date/english_release_date
Deprecated (use published instead)
media_type
Print / On-line (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: "ISBN 1-234-56789-0" (10-digit) or "ISBN 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. The last digit is a calculated check-digit which will be wrong. Same for removing "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 put "ISBN " in front of the number so that the ISBN is automatically linked to Special:BookSources.
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 System 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 series or sequel; will be italicised by template code (do not use to connect separate books chronologically)
followed_by_quotation_marks
Title of subsequent work in series or 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.

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
Published 1908 by L. C. Page & Co.
Pages 429 pp (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_title = 
| translator = 
| illustrator = M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
| cover_artist = 
| country = United States
| language = English
| series = 
| subject = 
| genre = [[Children's literature|Children's novel]]
| published = 1908 by [[L. C. Page & Co.]]
| pages = 429 pp ''(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

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Infobox book

Consistently-formatted table for presenting information about books

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Name name Book name. string Pagename optional
Author author Author(s) of the book (should be link to their respective article if there is one). string empty optional
Language language Language of (original) book. Full language name (not a language code). string empty optional
Country country Country of (original) publication. string empty optional
Genre genre string empty optional
Published published Using the following format: year (publisher) (language, when originally written in a foreign language) string empty optional
Publisher publisher Name of publisher. string empty deprecated
ISBN isbn Format: "ISBN 1-234-56789-0" (prefer 1st edition) string empty optional
exclude_cover "yes" if no image is present and adding this article to "Category:Books with missing cover" is not desired string empty 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

Instances without images cause the article to be added to Category:Books with missing cover.

See also