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

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:40:36 -0800

HI Denise,
 
You're very welcome.  Would that all confusions/problems were that easy to
solve!
 
Happy proofreading!
 
Mayrie
 
 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denise Wagner
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:36 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question: Title page position


Thank you Mayrie!
 
Yes, that does help.  That helps me to know what to look for.  I did have a
couple of pages with completely unintelligible garbage (one had just "fb",
or something like it).  I did look in my hardcopy of the book to try to
figure out what was scanned, but I must have either confused myself (known
to happen *grin*) or I skipped it intending to come back to it later and
then forgot.
 
In any case, now I know what to be on the alert for.
 
Thank you again!
Denise
 
From: Mayrie ReNae <mailto:mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:15 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question: Title page position
 
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!
 
Mayrie
 
 
 
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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.
 
Thanks,
Denise 

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