Order of Front Matter
To form my front matter I'm going to take my example from my copy of A Game of Thrones.
(Note that when you view two pages together in Word, the right pages are on the left and the left pages are on the right -- this is opposite to a book because when you open a book, the first page is on the right.)
Don't start creating the front matter pages until you've read up to the end of the third paragraph after this list to make your life a little easier.
The order goes thus:
1. Author Bio or Commendations - will be on the right side in the physical copy
(1.) (Alternatively, you might like to put the "by the same author" page here instead)
2. by the same author (could also be a blank page) - left side
3. Title Page - right side
4. Copyright - left side
5. Dedication or Quote - right side
6. Map pt. 1 (or could be blank)
7. Map pt. 2
8. Blank page
9. Start Chapter One
Hopefully you understand the above well enough to form your front matter to suit your book (if you don't, let me know and I will clarify and edit this post with the clarification), but try to closely imitate the presentation of a traditionally published book.
As far as the copyright pages and all, apart from actually acquiring copyright, which I know nothing about, again, try to imitate what you see in a traditionally published book.
Before you create all the above, you need to know about Section Breaks. What's a Section Break? No one cares, all we care about is what they do. They are related to the presentation of page numbers and headers so it's important that you get it right.
Section breaks will allow you to withold the header, footer and page number on the first page of every "section", and to have different odd and even pages (author name on one side, book title on the other).
Monkey see, monkey do. Be the monkey.
I'm using justified 11pt Garamond as my main text. Please don't use Times New Roman, as it's never used in traditionally published books (and remember to select the text position "justify"). Garamond is used in Harry Potter. You can do a Google search for fonts used in books.
Here is your awesome Author Bio on the first page:
(My "About the Author" is 20pt if you're interested)
Now select Page Layout > Breaks > Next Page
And when you click that, your page should look like this:
Now type in your stuff for this page, or if you want to leave it blank, just click "Next Page" again and type in the stuff for the next page . . . and then hit "Next Page" again, and continue until you've reached your Chapter One page.
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Phew! That took a while! Here's what mine looks like at a glance.
For this next bit I suggest you paste in your first two chapters. This will help you see what's changing as you make these alterations. Please save your document right now because this can get pretty dicey.
Please just ignore my double-spaced Times New Roman font for now. That's incredibly easy to change. You want to get your headers and page numbers right.
Go to your Chapter One page and double click in the space at the top of the page to make the header menu appear.
Under the Design menu which is now open, tick "Different First page" and "Different Odd and Even pages".
Now select the header of the next page and go into Insert > Header > Blank (Three Columns)