Back matter is where the independent publisher can blow their own trumpet. It’s a great PR opportunity for an author to get readers involved and, crucially, buying more of the author’s books. So it’s worth doing it as well as you possibly can.
Back matter is probably the second-last thing an author needs to do before uploading her ebook. (The last thing is to update the Table of Contents.) Before doing back matter, you should have done all in the following list (click to see my previous blogs on how to do them):
- Formatting the ebook text
- Preparing the front matter
- Inserting the Table of Contents and
- Finalising the cover (though the cover will be uploaded separately from the rest)
What should be in back matter?
Back matter is very much at the discretion of the author but the following are often included: Continue reading