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Book design: first pages of a book

Books usually follow a pattern for the first pages. At first sight, it may seem like quite a few blank pages. Just open a book, and you will notice it.

Which pattern to follow?

Page 1: Blank

Does this seem like a waste to you? Page 1 is also called a flyleaf.
Originally, this piece of paper was used to protect your book. Nowadays, books are always provided with a book cover; the flyleaf still remains a part of a book.

Page 2: Blank

Page 2 is the back of page 1 and remains blank too. Would you like an illustration for your title? Then, of course, this may be provided on this page.

Page 3

Title of your book and your name

Page 4: Blank

Page 5

Here you use a quote or a name to whom you want to dedicate your book.

For a person:
“For my mom, who continues to inspire me …”

A quote from your book:
“Seven days in a week should I spend without you.”

Page 6: Copyright page

Author book
Book title
© Year, Author
(email address or contact details)

All rights reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, stored in a database and / or published in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Page 7: Table of Contents

Page 8: Blank

Page 9: Preface:

Reason for writing, word of thanks

Page 10: Blank

Page 11: Book beginning

On to the next step: Copyright

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