Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. What is the rule for including the place of printing with regard to an e-book, which is not actually printed on paper anywhere? If this information is necessary, where should it be inserted in the front matter? Many thanks for your response.

A. Conventionally the printing statement goes on the copyright page, along with the place of publication. It’s not clear under what circumstances it would be “necessary” to include a printing statement in an e-book, but if forced, write “This book was not printed anywhere.”