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Author page

In book design, the author page is a section of a book or other literary work that consists of a short—usually a single page long—biography of the author, sometimes accompanied by a photograph of them. Written in the third-person narrative, this page is usually entitled "about the author", resulting in the synonymous name "about the author page". The author page appears in the back matter (end matter) of a book, usually as the final page; thus, it does not possess a page number. However, in print, it may be followed by the flyleaf (a blank page).

Overview

The author page is a section of a book or other literary work that consists of a short biography of the author. Written in the third-person narrative and sometimes accompanied by a photograph, the author page is usually a single page long, consisting of only a few sentences.[1] Biographical information typically includes the author's academic background, career achievements, awards, information on one's personal life and a list of other publications by the author.[1][2] The author page appears in the back matter (end matter) of a book, usually as the final page; thus, it does not possess a page number. However, it is sometimes followed by the colophon.[3] In print, it may be followed by the flyleaf (a blank page).[1]

Variations

Biographical information about the author may also appear on the back cover of a book or on its dust jacket.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Stice, Carole F.; Bertrand, John E.; Bertrand, Nancy Parks (1995). Integrating Reading and the Other Language Arts: Foundations of a Whole Language Curriculum. Wadsworth Publishing. p. 490. ISBN 9780534240844.
  2. ^ "About the author". Office of Graduate Studies. Optional Sections. University of South Florida. n.d. Retrieved 31 December 2023.
  3. ^ Masterson, Pete (2005). Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers. Aeonix Publishing Group. p. 53. ISBN 9780966981902.
  4. ^ Buckstead, Jonathan (n.d.). "Finding Author Credentials". Library Services. Austin Community College. Retrieved 31 December 2023.
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