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Organizing your book’s back matter

As I mentioned earlier, there’s a standard order for book parts, and people are used to finding things in that order. Most books, especially fiction, aren’t going to have multiple back matter sections. Typically for fiction there will be only an acknowledgments section followed by an “about the author” section. Back matter Acknowledgments (if not . . .

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Organizing your book’s front matter

There’s a standard way in the U.S. to organize front matter in printed books, and readers are accustomed to this organization. Don’t irritate your readers! It’s best to stick with this order, which is pretty flexible, unless you have a compelling reason not to. Front matter Half title (the very first page, which contains only . . .

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CreateSpace vs. IngramSpark vs. Lightning Source

One of the biggest decisions new self-publishers have to make about print books is whether, how, and where to print their books. While offset printing is less expensive, the publisher then becomes responsible for storing books and fulfilling orders. Printing in bulk (most offset print jobs don’t become cost-effective until about 500 copies are printed) . . .

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