On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about When should you have a table of contents and an index in your book?
ALLi author member Denise Gaskins is back with the second blog of a two-part series explaining how to create a DIY nonfiction index. Readers come to nonfiction books looking for information, and making that search for info as easy as possible includes creating an index.
We spend months or even years thinking about the content of our book. But how much time do we spend thinking about the front and back matter? I'm betting barely more than a few minutes. But perhaps you should. Indexes can be extremely useful for your readers. Denise Gaskin is here to explain how to DIY yourself a nonfiction index.
If you write non-fiction, this post is a must-read, giving a succinct guide to the specialist subject of indexing, why you need an index for your book and how to acquire one.