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Title: Picture Book Word Count Include Back Matter?
Post by: jessica-coupe on August 21, 2018, 12:22 PM
My picture book manuscript has a historical page after the story.  Do I include that page of text in the word count for the manuscript? If the publisher says the manuscript has to be under so many words does that include the historical afterward?

Title: Re: Picture Book Word Count Include Back Matter?
Post by: Vijaya on August 21, 2018, 12:36 PM
Nope! You have a separate word count for the back-matter!!!
Title: Re: Picture Book Word Count Include Back Matter?
Post by: jessica-coupe on August 21, 2018, 12:39 PM
Thank you, Vijaya!
Title: Re: Picture Book Word Count Include Back Matter?
Post by: Anne Marie on August 21, 2018, 12:57 PM
You could say in the right hand corner:

450 words
250 back matter

Or something like that.
Title: Re: Picture Book Word Count Include Back Matter?
Post by: jessica-coupe on August 21, 2018, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the great idea, Anne Marie, I'll do that!