Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. Where should a “praise for . . .” page be located in a novel? Thank you.

A. Praise pages, or brief excerpts from published reviews in support of a book—often a paperback edition of a book first published in hardcover—are usually printed on the opening pages, before the half-title page. Such pages are generally unnumbered, but they count in the overall roman-numeral pagination at the beginning of the book.