Not every book will have front and back matter, but if yours does, understand that there is a customary order in which these things usually appear. This information isn’t on the checklist because it may not apply to your book. If it does, you can download the Front and Back Matter cheat sheet.
☐ Front and Back Matter Are Arranged Appropriately.
Front Matter is everything that comes before the table of contents. It is not numbered with the rest of the text. This is where you see those goofy lower case Roman numerals: i, ii, iii, iv, etc.
Back Matter is everything that comes after The End. It is numbered consecutively with the rest of the text. Continue reading