In Section 2 Transcriber-Generated Pages and Front Matter, it is unclear if a blank line is required before the first indented paragraph under [TN]The following material is from the back cover of the book.[TN]
On one hand, I feel a blank line is needed before the "first" paragraph of text. However, I also feel a blank line may not be required after the TN unless it’s a blocked paragraph. Section 2.9.1 c. Dedications and Acknowledgements states "The text begins on line 1, or line 3 if there is a running head." But, is that because in print the dedication is often displayed (or at least set apart) as its own content.
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There is no requirement for a blank line following a transcribers note. There is no requirement for a blank line preceding an indented paragraph. If the material on the back cover was a list or a blocked paragraph then yes...but in this case no blank line is required.