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May
12
comment What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
I ended up going with "Part", because after looking over a lot of technical books, and getting feedback from here, I discovered that "Part" was used almost everywhere. People seem to use "Section" to refer to things smaller than a chapter. You answer brings up a great point, though, that the parts should be named, not just numbered. +1 for bringing up that point.
May
1
comment How critical is selecting an imprint for a self-published book?
Thanks for this answer. I guess this means that it doesn't matter too much, but once you pick something, you're kind of stuck. (Unless you want a new ISBN.)
May
1
comment How critical is selecting an imprint for a self-published book?
I actually could tell you 2 of the publishers of the last 3 books I've read, but the last little bit, I've been paying particular attention to things like that. If you had asked me that a year ago, I'd have had no clue. :)
Apr
30
comment How critical is selecting an imprint for a self-published book?
@SomeNorCalGuy: Thank you for the information, and I'll take it with a grain of salt, like you advised. For what it's worth, I actually do have a DBA set up already, and I wouldn't mind running that through as my imprint name. (The book and the business are related to each other.) Also, for what it's worth, setting up a DBA in my state only took about an hour, and cost about $20. It wasn't too difficult.
Apr
11
comment What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
@MonicaCellio: That DocBook DTD is an interesting reference. Any idea on how widely used it is? At any rate, it's the first hard evidence I've seen one way or another, as opposed to everyone's "gut feeling". Thanks for pointing it out.
Apr
11
comment What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
I think you've got a good point about there being a small difference between "unit" and "part".
Apr
11
comment What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
I went through about 15 technical books that I have, and 12 of them don't have anything larger than a chapter. So perhaps that means the "standard" approach is to just stick with chapters. Of the other three, two used "part" and one used "chapter" as the big sections with "item" being used for things that in most other books would have been called a chapter. I suspect that one is very unique in that aspect. While 2/3 isn't that broad of a sampling, perhaps it gives some credence to your point.