What is a postface?

 
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Introduction
 

Sometimes general information about a book and the people for whom it was written is at the back of the book in a postface.

 

A postface replaces a preface and includes the same information. Only the location of the information in the book is different.

Reasons to put information in a postface
 

Here are some reasons to put information in a postface

 
  • Some countries or publishers require certain information to be placed at the back of a publication.
  • The information may not be important to most readers.
  • The information may be printed in a language which most readers do not understand, such as the national language.
  • A preface may be disruptive to the flow of the book's contents.
Definition
 

A postface is a brief article or explanatory information placed at the end of a publication.

Example
 
See:

What is a preface?

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