What is front and back matter?

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All books need to have some information about the book itself included on pages either at the front or back of the book. These pages are often referred to as front or back matter.


Check with your organization or publisher for specific requirements and suggestions for front and back matter.


Front and back matter is information about a book that is included in the book.

Also known as:


accessory pages


Here are some examples of front or back matter:

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