Our designers adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, which indicates that all new chapters or sections of a book begin on a right-sided page. In instances where the previous chapter or section ends on the right, we need to insert a blank page. If a chapter ends on the left, there's no reason to do so.
If a book’s text ends on a right-sided page, the next page will be blank since we cannot remove the back side of a sheet of paper.
Finally, it’s industry standard to begin and end a book with a blank leaf. As long as your page count allows, we’ll include these pages in your proof.
We don’t recommend removal of the blank pages, as doing so can detract from the professional appearance of the book. But if you really do want them removed, please indicate this in your proof rejection and we’ll remove the pages we can.