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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.
Title of your book and your name
Page 4: Blank
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
© 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