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Old 09-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Where to use chapter breaks

I have been advised, here and elsewhere, to break my book into chapters, to make life easier for people using older e-readers.

Because Sigil does not show pagebreaks in the Book View, I have a tendency to insert a chapter break wherever I want a page break -- after the title page, again after the frontispiece, again after the TOC, again after an introductory photograph that in the print edition is on the even-numbered page that faces Chapter One.

Should I be doing that? Or should I group all this introductory stuff into a single "chapter" and trust to the CSS to insert a page break where I want one?

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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What you have described will work well. I actually take it one step further and have each of the book parts (title page, TOC, Acknowledgements, Copyright, etc.) as a separate file. This creates an automatic chapter break.
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When I break up my books, I do as Mncowboy, every new page subject type, that includes a separate dedication page, even when only a few lines. Pretty much what you see in a Paper edition. If it starts on a New page.

Be aware 'Chapter' is just a term. Any single block (file) of text must be under 260K for (older?) ADE mobile devices. Smaller means faster rendering on page or Zoom level changes . A 260K page will load and render... It just takes forever
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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So -- just keep on doing what I have been doing?

Got it! Thanks for confirming.
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