A while ago, I blogged about formatting ebook text. Quite a lot of people found it useful. So, as I promised then, I’m doing a follow-on blog about front matter—recommendations about what to include and how best to format it.
As with my previous post, these recommendations are based on how I format front matter for ebooks. You—or your book designer—may want to do things differently. Your choice. You have a good reason for doing it your way, don’t you?
Front Matter: what is it?
It does what it says on the tin 😉
Front matter is everything that comes in front of the text of the work.
Some of it is essential.
And some of it is optional.
Essential front matter consists of a title page and a copyright page.
Optional front matter can include any or all of: Continue reading