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Subject: Parts of a Book
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 8:42 PM ET
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I am in the process of writing a book of connected stories of kindness. I have some idea as to how the first few pages should/would look. I also Google-d "parts of a books" and there seems to be some discrepancies and/or TMI that is confusing me. Does this sound right? I realize that some of these pages can be front and back, I just separated to make it easier for me to understand :)

Page 1 (very first inside page) Title of book only

Page 2 (or back of page 1) Copyright, ISBN, publisher, etc, and also any permissions information.

Page 3 Dedication

Page 4 (If needed) Acknowledgements (would this also be a (better)? place to state any permissions or author's notes? Such as in my case, I will be referencing several episodes of the TV show Touched by an Angel but want to clearly state I have no official connection to it. I also want to let readers know that unless otherwise stated all names are fictitious.

Page 5 Table of Contents or Sections

Page 6 Introduction (would this be switched with TOC)?

Page 7 Another title and author page

Page 8 At long last chapter 1

Thank you very much!


 



Last Edited on: 6/18/14 8:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 6/19/2014 8:10 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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This looks right. Table of Contents is rarely used, and introductions aren't used all the time either.

If you're looking at this for your story, you shouldn't worry about it. This is something your publisher would take of. Unless you are self publishing, but most self publishing sites have software to help with this. 

Work on the physical body of your piece, submit it, find someone who wants to publish it and then let your publisher worry about this stuff. You're getting way ahead of yourself!

Date Posted: 6/20/2014 11:37 AM ET
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um no. From the books I pulled from my work cart (i work at a library) this is how they were set out.

fly leaf page is the first page you see in a book always blank.

Page 1 (very first PRINT TEXT page) Title of book only

Page 3 .Another title and author page

Page 4 (back of page3)  Copyright, ISBN, publisher, etc, and also any permissions information

Page 5 Dedication

Page 7 Table of Contents or Sections

Page 9  (If needed) Acknowledgements (would this also be a (better)? place to state any permissions or author's notes? Such as in my case, I will be referencing several episodes of the TV show Touched by an Angel but want to clearly state I have no official connection to it. I also want to let readers know that unless otherwise stated all names are fictitious.

Page 11 Introduction

Page 13  At long last chapter 1

Even blank pages get counted with page numbers