Take a look at the following book.
http://www.biblio.gs/book/734-A-Feast-For-Crows

On the title page we have Spectra and Bantam Books.
On title page rear it says Bantam Dell.

So, who is the publisher? All three? Is one of them the printer?

I would list Spectra and Bantam Books as Imprints and then Bantam Dell and Random House as Publishers.

Would you see an imprint as equal to a "Record Label"? They don't do the publishing, they are there for branding purposes and the Publisher is more like a Record Company?

Yes, I think that's an accurate comparison.

I'm not sure what imprint is, since in polish we don't use a such a term.
To make things clear.
http://www.biblio.gs/book/3219-Niesmiertelny
Logo says only Amber
Full name is: Wydawnictwo Amber , translating 'publishing house amber' see here http://www.wydawnictwoamber.pl/
Company - Wydawnictwo Amber Sp. z o.o. where sp.z.o.o. is kind of Ltd. or GmbH
What entries should I use?

An imprint is the trade name for publisher and is usually used for marketing reasons. For instance, at this link (http://atrandom.com/our-imprints/) you can see all of the imprints that Random House has. ESPN books is a division of Random House that publishes, presumably, sports books.

Amber may not have any imprints and may just publish it all under the Amber name. I checked out their website, but couldn't make a determination. To be safe, I'd probably list Wyndawnictwo Amber Sp. z.o.o. as the Publisher and leave it at that.

Amber may not have any imprints and may just publish it all under the Amber name. I checked out their website, but couldn't make a determination. To be safe, I'd probably list Wyndawnictwo Amber Sp. z.o.o. as the Publisher and leave it at that.

Hmmm. I understood that imprint here would be something akin to label in Discogs, which might now have confused me... lol. If they use "Amber" logo on their books, what harm there would be cataloguing it as well, as an imprint? After all, imprint is basically a trade name, and even Random House has a "Random House" imprint.

I understand that the line between the two is probably more than blurry, but is the "Publisher" credit supposed to be the "default" credit, and imprint only used when we have proof of something being an imprint - or what the approach should be?

I see your point. I don't think it would do any harm to list Wyndawnictwo Amber as both imprint and publisher. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to require that every entry have an imprint, since I feel like smaller publishers wouldn't have them.

I feel like if it's there, if you can easily recognize or you know that it is an imprint (checking the copyright information sometimes reveals the publisher's legal name), then you should list it as an imprint. If the only thing there is the publisher's name, I feel like publisher is the more essential credit and it should be listed there.

For now I decided to use full company name as copyright holder & publisher, as it is printed in the book. I'd like also to use name as common used on the market & as printed in logo.
Here are other examples from my submissions
Even found some imprints :) http://www.znak.com.pl/Grupa-Wydawnicza
Full name - Społeczny Instytut Wydawniczy Znak, Imprints - Znak, Znak Litera Nova, Znak emotikon, Otwarte, Horyzont Znak. Am I right?
Another one: Full name - Spółdzielnia Wydawnicza "Czytelnik", Imprint? Shortened, used on market name just Czytelnik http://www.czytelnik.pl/
Also when we weill be able to edit labels? ;)

I am assuming that imprint is for logos, like labels in discogs. The first book I catalogued here has a 'Harper' logo' on the title page and on the verso it states:
Harper
An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

In my book: "Copyright © 1982 by MCA Publishing, a Division of MCA Communications, Inc."
How to enter "MCA Communications, Inc."? Something similar to Record Companies in Discogs?

In this book: http://www.biblio.gs/book/4254-The-Crimson-Fairy-Book publisher is Dover Publications, Inc. (the company) but on the back cover we can see the Dover logo (the label or brand).
I added Dover Publications, Inc. as publisher but, how to deal with [Dover Logo] ?http://www.courier.com/images/uploads/dover_logo_big.png

In this book: http://www.biblio.gs/book/4254-The-Crimson-Fairy-Book publisher is Dover Publications, Inc. (the company) but on the back cover we can see the Dover logo (the label or brand).
I added Dover Publications, Inc. as publisher but, how to deal with [Dover Logo] ?http://www.courier.com/images/uploads/dover_logo_big.png

@emilianito1972 - In the case you reference, The Crimson Fairy Book, I don't see the Dover logo on the back as materially different from Dover Publications, Inc., so I wouldn't worry about adding it as an imprint.

For the MCA Publishing case, I would enter MCA Publishing as the imprint and MCA Communications, Inc. as the publisher.

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