It’s time for us to lift the curtain on some major changes here at Pressbooks! We’ve spent a lot of time over the last month doing some much-needed maintenance across the platform, including theme improvements and changes to the user experience for institutions using single-sign on technology. These past weeks also included important work on
Our book outputs follow the content order of the Chicago Manual of Style, which specifies:
- (PDF-only) Half-title page: JUST the title of the book – no author or subtitle
- Title page: Title, subtitle, author, publisher, publisher city
- Copyright page
- (Optional) Dedication
- (Optional) Epigraph
- Table of contents
- (Optional) Front-matter: pages including: Introduction, Preface, Foreword etc.
- Main body: chapters of the book.
- (Optional) Back-matter: pages including: Conclusion, Bibliography, Index etc.
Sometimes, however, you want something before the title page, such as a list of previous books by the author, or “praise for” the book or previous books.
So, we’ve added a new Front-matter type: “Before Title Page” … which will insert content before the title page… in PDF and ebook outputs.
- Add new front-matter
- Select “Before Title Page” Front-matter Type
And… you should get the content appearing before the title page. Email us with questions: email@example.com
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