2 Main Parts of a Book There are three main parts of a book. They are: The outside and preliminaryThe body or textThe subsidiary
3 The OutsideThe dust jacket -contains information which may not be given elsewhere. It has a front and back flap and also a blurb.Binding -material which holds the booktogether.3. Covers - front, back and spine.
4 The Preliminary Section 1. End papers- designed to hold the book firmly in the binding.2. Half title page -brief title on a full page preceding the title page.3. Frontispiece -illustration facing the title page.
5 The Preliminary Section (Cont’d) 4. Title page -usually the first page in a book which has the title of the book, author name(s), publisher, place of publication, editor and illustrator.5. Verso of the title page - copyright date6. Dedication page - statement by the author usually acknowledging or expressing affection for another person.
6 The Preliminary Section (Cont’d) 8. Acknowledgement - a thank note recognizing an individual or a group of individuals who have contributed to the success of the work.9. Preface-usually follows the title page. It is a note to all persons and publishers who made the work a success. It states the author’s reason for writing the book and the persons for whom the book is intended. It must be distinguished from the introduction.10. List of illustrations - gives the pages on which to locate pictures, diagrams or tables.
7 The Preliminary Section (Cont’d) 11. Introduction-deals with the subject of the book, sometimes it is the first chapter of the book.12. Foreword-introduction written about a book by someone other than the author.13. Table of contents - lists the number of chapters, pages and the title of each chapter.
8 The Body or TextThis is the main portion of the book. All the information from the chapters are obtained in this section.
9 The SubsidiaryAppendix -gives additional information that is not included in the text.2. Bibliography -this is a list of additional sources which were used to obtain information for writing the book.
10 The Subsidiary3. Glossary -list of terms and their meaning which may be unfamiliar. 4. Index-this is arranged alphabetically and lists subtopics and their page numbers within the text. 5. Notes- blank sheets provided for notes.