This is the second article in the series looking at book front and back matter. What is a Preface? was the first. Note: As previously stated, this series came about because it was noted, from various comments and observations, principally in social media discussions, there appeared to be a lot of confusion about the differences … More What is a Prologue?
In an attempt to determine authors and readers understanding of book front and back matter a series of surveys were commenced last October (2018). The intention had been for these to be posed in relatively quick succession. However, a variety of matters intervened resulting in an unexpected break in sequence. The surveys were: … More In Preface or Prologue? – A Survey
Regular readers of and visitors to this website and the associate social media accounts will recall a recent survey regarding whether readers skip or read prologues. That was the first of what is expected to be a three part survey respecting book front and back matter. The ultimate intent is to provide authors (though readers … More Prologue v Preface – 100 Word Survey
Regular readers and followers will know a survey (and later a poll) to determine reader attitude to reading prologues (where one is included in a book) have been conducted recently. Readers may like to know the outcome. Note: This survey was the first in a proposed series of three. Intentionally, due to most people declaring … More Prologue Survey – Results
Authors are constantly advised to take care with the Front Matter; Back Matter; and Metadata of their books. These are considered just as important as the book’s content when it comes to publicity and marketing. Regular readers and followers will understand two of the principle aims of this website are: Assisting authors with … More 20 Second Survey – Prologues