What goes at the front of the book?

When self-publishing, it is vital your book is comparable to traditionally-published books.

Why?

Because the reader is looking for a professional product. They don’t want to find mistakes (grammar, spelling), and they don’t want to feel they are buying something that only one person may have worked on. A traditional book is professionally proofread, copy-edited, final edited, and formatted. It is then given a professional cover and printed properly.

As a self-publisher, you must appear to be a professional. Therefore, the front material of your book should look similar, and provide the same info, as a traditionally published book.

This article from BookBaby has great info on what that should be and what it should look like. Click here.

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