[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question: Title page position

  • From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:44:06 -0500

I always keep the title page of course, but I either keep or delete the ones 
with only the title on them depending on how the preliminary page numbering 
works out. Since I always scan the back cover, and/or inside flaps, (if it's a 
hardcover), I often have an extra page or two over what the Roman page numbers 
say, if the book has them, so if I have a page with only the title on it in the 
Roman section, I generally delete that. However, I'm scanning a book now, (and 
a few others recently), where there is one of those pages with only the title 
on page Arabic 1, with a blank page 2, and the first chapter on page 3. I do 
not delete those pages of course.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Valerie Maples 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2:49 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question: Title page position

  Okay, am I the only oddball who bolds and 20 points all the pre-matter 
titles?  I figure whichever is the real title is covered, then.  Saves my 
indecisive nature from stalling interminably on which is the "real" title page. 
 I figure it cannot hurt, but maybe that is wishful thinking...

  From: Judy s. <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wed, January 11, 2012 1:27:31 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question: Title page position

  Hi Mayrie, this raises a question for me.  I've run into a lot of books that 
have the title only on the first page, or the title and author.  Then, within 
the next several pages they may repeat that several times and then finally have 
a page of what is the 'real' title page with the title, author and publisher on 
it.  Which one should I treat as the title page? Sometimes this page even 
occurs after the copyright page. I've been treating the one with title, author 
and publisher on it as the title page.

  Don't you love the publishing industry and how it has consistent layouts? 

  Judy s.

  Mayrie ReNae wrote: 
    Hi Denise,

    It sounds to me like the title page that staff is talking about is the 
first title page (many books have two). The first title page contains title, 
author, and publisher only.  Generally, the second title page only contains the 
title of the book, and nothing else.

    So, I'd say not to move the title page that you have on page ten.  I assume 
that at this point, before you've made any changes, that page 7 is blank.  On 
that page, just type the title of the book, bold it, and enlarge it to 20 point 
font.  Then type the author and below that the publisher.

    In most cases, the copyright page is on the flipside of the actual title 
page containing title, author, and publisher.

    And after those two pages are often acknowledgements, dedication, maybe a 
blank page, and possibly a page containing just the title of the book.

    You shouldn't ever need to reorder pages.  It sounds like the title page of 
your book didn't scan clearly enough to give you recognizable text.  This is 
very very common as publishers seem to think that fancy fonts are desirable on 
title pages and OCR chokes on them.

    Hope some of that ramble helps!


    From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Wagner
    Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:45 AM
    To: bksvol-discuss
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question: Title page position

    Hi all,

    I have a simple question.  I submitted a book I proofread and it came back 
to me needing a title page.  The note indicated it should be on page 7.  It 
does already have a title page on page 10 right before the page where Chapter 
One begins.

    So, the question is:  Is there a particular order in which the Front matter 
needs to be in?

    I plan to move the title page, of course, to page 7, but I just want to 
make sure I understand for future proofreading.


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