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Contents Quick Reference Page Layout Children's Book Family History School Yearbook Poetry Art Book Novel Self-Help Getting Started Editing Choosing a Book Size Choosing a Binding Style Software Image Formats Scanning Book Structure Front Matter Copyright Page Acknowledgments Dedication Table of Contents Foreword / Prologue Core Matter Margins and Bleeds Page Numbering Headers and Footers Font Sizes Font Choices Back Matter Index Registration ISBN Copyright LCCN Cover Design Make Your Own Book Cover Barcode BISAC Codes Cover Coatings Submitting a Book Submitting Files Marketing Creating a Strategy Promotional Ideas Things to Consider Miscellaneous Glossary Papers Yearbook Templates
Getting Started
Parts of a Book

Books are commonly organized into 3 main parts known as Front Matter, Core Matter, and Back Matter. While the core matter pages are often divided into chapters or sections, both the front matter and back matter are divided into smaller segments with their own individual purpose. Traditionally, the front matter pages are numbered with roman numerals, while the remaining pages use the standard Arabic numbering.

The following are the main parts of a book (in proper order). A complete explanation of these terms can be found in the glossary.

Front Matter
Back Matter

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