More great publishing tips from Author Jo Robinson 👍😃
When numbering the pages of your paperback manuscript, the thing quite a lot of Indies have trouble with is that they use Page Breaks rather than Section Breaks. A Page Break is just that—starting a new page within the same section of a book. With a Section Break you can have totally different numbers and Headers and Footers for each section. The way to ensure that your numbering doesn’t bounce back from the first chapter of your book to the front matter is to get rid of all the Page Breaks in first pages and replace them with Section Breaks.
Section Break after title page, and again after the table of contents, and every other page you have in your front matter.
Then double click into your Headers and Footers up to and including the first page of your first chapter, and unlick Link to Previous. This will ensure that…
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Ah, so that’s how it’s done. Mind you in the olden days, if the was a lot of front matter no one questioned that the ‘story’ started on page 7, 9, or even 11.
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