There are so many pieces that go into creating a book, beyond just the text and narrative. When you are submitting a book to an editor or publisher, make sure you have thought about the following pieces:

  • Copyright page
  • table of contents
  • About the Author: a professional bio of you and what you want your reader to know
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendix

Some authors of non-fiction works will also want an index, which is something that is best (like many other things in life) when you pay for it. But I hear that it’s possible to create one with Word by entering "Insert" and then "index." I haven’t personally tried it, but it does seem like a good start!

Anyway, happy writing!