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Old 08-11-2016, 04:04 AM
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Background: a book will be creative non-fiction, and a quick glance at it might mistake it as fiction. Of course the distinction may be drawn in the introduction, but is it good form to put the genre on the copyright page?

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Under your title you could make a pithy statement re genre.

"a suspensful love story" I'm not sure you need to ID if it's fiction or non fiction. But you could. Most title pages ARE the copyright page. And you can load it with many items. Dedications. Message to Readers.

A title page with copyright notice is not to be confused with the front or back covers. It's actually the first page before the beginning of your work. Back covers can have bios, teaser statements and anything else you want there. Front cover usually has some teaser statement. But sometimes the artwork, pic are the teaser.

Sounds like you're getting closer to publishing. Keep it going. wrc
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Thanks, wrc. You have a point that the subtitle on the book cover itself should give away that it is non-fiction, so probably the genre (which, however, will not be a "suspenseful love story" :-) ) is not necessary on the title page.
Thanks also for the encouragement. My book is in its last stages, but nonetheless will still not be published for a few months, since I am off on a three-month voyage, during which the manuscript will be meticulously proof read by someone else. (Does one still say "manuscript" for a digital copy?)
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