Every book has one page that lists all relevant information about when and where it was published. This is often referred to as the books “publishing history.” This page can usually be found at the beginning of the book, following the title page. In some very rare cases, this page might be at the end of the book, but you’ll save time by always checking the beginning first. Sometimes this page will state “publishing history” at the top, but in most cases it will begin listing the publishing history immediately before or after the copyright date.
Open the book and find the page immediately following the title page.
Look for a heading that says "publishing history." If you don't see this heading, then look for the copyright date.
Look directly below the line that reads "publishing history," or find the copyright symbol and date. You will find the name of the publishing company and its address either directly above or below the copyright date. You may also find where previous editions were published.