I must say, I don’t see a colophon in many books. Typefaces help set the mood/tone of the book. When I do see one, I’m thrilled–I’m always curious about the typeface used in a book.
There’s some confusion about when to include front matter and when to leave it out. First, here’s a list of the usual items defined as front matter:
Half Title Page — Which includes the title of the book.
Title Page — The title, any subtitle, author’s name, and publisher’s name
Copyright Acknowledgments — For reprinted material or material reproduced from the original with permission
Colophon — Production notes about typefaces, name and address of the printer
Dedication — The single most important person/people the author wants to thank!
Table of Contents
Foreword — This is usually written by someone other than the author, often a professional in the field. It usually is used only in nonfiction but an important novel that has already seen success might at times have a foreword
Preface — Often the story of how the book came about
Epigraph — A poem, quotation…
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