Wednesday, January 9, 2013
An html title page
Over the course of five years and nearly two dozen books, I have settled on this simple and (in my opinion) handsome format for the title page:
Just copy and paste it to a convenient file, where you can substitute your information for the rudimentary stuff here. With the style sheet posted earlier on this blog, your title will be displayed at twice the size of the text in your book, bold-faced, centered on the page, and dropped down just a small bit from the top of the page. The sub-title, author name, and publisher name will follow in the same format and in progressively smaller type.
If you want to get fancy, you can italicize the title, or put the entire title in capital letters, or both. You can also use a publisher's colophon or logo (a small symbol) to separate the author and publisher names. This is mine:
<div class="icon"><img src="njlogo.gif" alt="Image of book"></a></div>
Again, the style sheet specifies that the colophon will be centered on the page and dropped down a bit from the author name.