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Old 03-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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Formatting title page?

Does anyone have any great tips for formatting title pages to make them look good? Mine looks really bleh with just title and byline.

Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any great tips for formatting title pages to make them look good? Mine looks really bleh with just title and byline.

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Title pages in most of my dead tree books are pretty basic.
BP's throw in their logo at the bottom, but typically, there is a lot of whit space.

Title page is NOT the cover
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Title page is NOT the cover
That's one thing that annoys me about ebooks, just about every book I open up to fix has the cover page named "titlepage" and I always end up renaming it if I'm in the book for other corrections.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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Does anyone have any great tips for formatting title pages to make them look good? Mine looks really bleh with just title and byline.

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Try something like this.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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But what if his book isn't called "The Captain of the Kansas"? :-)
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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Does anyone have any great tips for formatting title pages to make them look good? Mine looks really bleh with just title and byline.

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That's what generally goes on a title page. Don't fuss. A reader isn't going to spend much time there.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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That's one thing that annoys me about ebooks, just about every book I open up to fix has the cover page named "titlepage" and I always end up renaming it if I'm in the book for other corrections.
I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:56 AM   #8
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The "standard" one I use:

Code:
<div class="title">

<p class="title">The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</p>

<p class="author">Mark Twain</p>

<p><img class="photo" src="images/Twain.jpg" alt="Mark Twain" /></p>

<p class="date">1876</p>

<p>Illustrated by: <em>True Williams</em></p>

</div>
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div.title {
  text-align: center;
  font-weight: bold;
}
p {
  text-indent: 0;
}
p.title {
  font-size: 200%;
  margin-bottom: 0;
}
p.subtitle {
  font-size: 150%;
  margin-bottom: 0;
}
p.author {
  font-size: 150%;
  font-style: italic;
  margin-top: 2em;
}
p.date {
  font-size: 120%;
}
img.photo {
  max-width: 80%;
}
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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