Front matter sections should be included in the manuscript when you submit it for interior layout. The following front matter sections are optional. Include the ones that make sense for your book.

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Epigraph
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction

Your interior designer will create a title page and a copyright page.

Nonfiction authors should include a clear table of contents for reference. All authors should note in their design brief whether they would like to include a table of contents in the final book.

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