Producing a professional page layout design is critical to the success of your book. A proper book layout is the result of careful planning, and attention to detail. Choosing the proper page size, font styles, line spacing, and margin settings, are a large part of a book layout, but it helps to understand the different parts of a book. We offer both a page layout with multiple languages (English, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu) and cover design service along with high quality book printing.
Parts of a Book
Front Matter – A book is divided into three distinct parts. The first part of a book is known as the front matter. The front matter contains pages normally found in every book such as the title page, copyright page, and table of contents. These pages are numbered using roman numerals rather than the more common Arabic numbering. Along with the more common pages are a number of lesser known pages such as the Epigraph Page, Frontispiece, and Half Title Page. View a complete listing of front matter pages, and their function in the book. Our Glossary will also explain the use of each of these parts of a book.
Core Matter – The second part of a book is known as the core matter. The core matter is also referred to as the body of the text. When developing a book layout, these are the pages that require most of the attention in regard to choosing font styles, font size, margin settings, and so on.
Back Matter – The third part of a book is known as the back matter. The back matter contains a number of lesser known pages such as the Epilogue, Afterword, and Glossary. The back matter pages are numbered along with the core matter pages using the Arabic numbering rather than the roman numerals used in the front matter. Many books are produced which do not contain any of the back matter pages.