It is true that every book reader must accomplish skills as any wise book writer. Admittedly writer required certain skills to write any book. We have introduced this article “Anatomy of The Book” for readers so that the reader must acquire some skills to understand the author’s perspective behind the book and to be on the same page. Here I try to explain most of the important components which are key factors in any kind of book. Let’s jump right in!
Types of book
Every book falls under some category, though every reader decides which book to read according to their likes and dislikes. Some important book categories are as follows.
Aspects of The book
In today’s modern age language is no more a barrier to acquiring knowledge. The book can be available in any language. This multilingual facility let everybody have the same benefit.
The subject of the book is based on the category into which book falls, a single category of the book may have many subjects. Such as if we consider a book on history, this category of the book can have many subjects like the history of mankind, history of human revolution, the effect of history on society, political history, etc.
C. Number of pages
Every book is founded on an idea, then every word and sentence make that idea alive. Those words, sentences, and chapters are combined to form pages. Every chapter or topic can be found on their respective page number. This is manifested in the table of content.
D. Publication House
Every book comes with its publisher house name printed on front or back page. Authors write only manuscripts, rest of the process from editing, publishing, sales, and marketing is in the hand of the publication house. Its publisher’s responsibility is to refine the manuscript and make the book available to the reader.
The evolution in the field of book writing is truly fascinating. The journey of a Knowledge from ancient time to modern age is remarkable. Unlike ancient time where people bound to use leather, stones, leaves or metal plates to write manuscripts, today we are blessed with an internet. In spite of that millions of book copies are sold. Book stores are not vanished yet.
Front page of The Book
Though elegant and beautiful front cover design attracts out attention, meaningless illogical writing disappoints. Once the wise person said that “Don’t judge the book by its cover” and it’s true indeed. In some books back cover can help you to virtually understand about book, a small description written on back cover elaborate key points in the book.
Front cover of book contains some important things as given below.
Printed title appears on front page of the book. Either on the top or middle of the page.
The subtitle of the book appears just below the main title of the book. The subtitle is not mandatory for all books.
C. Author name
Very important. Author is the creator of the book. You can find his or her name on front page.
How many times this book has been refined or reprinted, can be found by a number of edition on the front page.
Inside of The book
a. Half Title Page
Only book title appear on this page.
b. Full title page
This page have book title and some other information related to the book. Publisher details, edition details, reprint details do appear on this page.
c. Copyright page
This page gives information about all the copyrights about the book. In the case of piracy or fraud activity against book can lead to serious consequences.
d. Dedication page
The author can dedicate his book to someone. The author writes a note to those peoples whom his book is inspired from.
The author leaves thanking note on this page to whom those who somehow help him during writing book.
f. Table of contents or chapters
This page contains a list of chapters, topics, or parts along with page number dedicated respectively. Topics mention on this page helps to conclude a quick idea about a book.
Readers get more details in this section. The introduction includes more in-depth details and clears perspective of the book. The author offers an overview and creates excitement in the reader’s mind.
h. Detail chapters
The writer organizes chapters In generally in back to back fashion. To increase the interest of readers all chapters are divided into subchapters. Furthermore, these subchapters are divided into subtopics which helps the reader to understand chapters in a better way.
In addition to that, some authors use graphics, images, or calligraphy to explain points in a more effective way. Besides some author uses maps to prove geographical location where the story happened. Graphics storybooks contain more images than words. The image speaks a thousand words so does graphics storybooks.
Eventually, the author concludes all the facts discussed in the book. Conclusion relatively based on fact and their proofs given for each one.
Epilogue is a comment or conclusive short speech related to book.
Back Page of The Book
Back matter on this back cover page includes all important information about the author and his or her exclusive work.
Additional information given by author for future reference.
It provides business information from the author. Website, organization, online store, references to other books written by the author.
An interested or inspired person writes a short story about the author’s life. Probably by the publisher or by some other renowned writer himself.
End of the book.
That’s not it, here you start thinking about what you read in book. Every book left permanent marks on your mind in form of inspiration or questions. You have to find answers for them and use that comprehensive knowledge in your personal or professional life.