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Using amsbook, I get a blank white page after the title page and before the TOC. Any way to delete this page? Many thanks.

Here is a MWE, for what it's worth:

 \documentclass[openany]{amsbook}

 \begin{document}

 \title{Title}

 \author{Author}

 \maketitle

 \tableofcontents

 \chapter{Start}

 \end{document}
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Do you want the table of contents in the verso page of the title page? –  egreg Nov 6 '12 at 22:27
    
Yes, assuming I understand you correctly, that's exactly what I would like. (Just have the TOC start on the very next page after the title page, or on the back of it if thought of as a single sheet of paper.) I tried adding \documentclass[openany]{amsbook} but that didn't seem to help. –  Skeptic Nov 6 '12 at 22:33
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Can you add a minimal example? –  egreg Nov 6 '12 at 22:37
    
Okay, added. Not sure that it's informative in this case… –  Skeptic Nov 6 '12 at 22:40
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For a short (single page) table of contents is enough a minipage, but indeed egreg solution is better.

\documentclass[openany]{amsbook}
\title{Title}
\author{Author}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\vfill
\tableofcontents
\end{minipage}
\chapter{Start}
\end{document}
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Sorry, but this vertically misalignes the TOC. –  egreg Nov 6 '12 at 22:48
    
Hmm, that seems to work provided the TOC isn't overly long. Mine splits over a page, and while putting it in a minipage as you suggest condences it to a single page, the blank page remains. (When I tweak it to make the TOC shorter, your trick works.) –  Skeptic Nov 6 '12 at 22:58
    
@egreg. True. I forgot the \vfill after –  Fran Nov 6 '12 at 22:59
    
@Skeptic. True also, I edited the answer accordingly –  Fran Nov 6 '12 at 23:16
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The amsbook class reserves the verso of the title page for the abstract, the subject class information and the keywords. If you have nothing of this, you can patch the \maketitle (actually \@maketitle) command not to issue \newpage:

\documentclass[openany]{amsbook}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\@maketitle}{\newpage}{}{}{} 
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\title{Title}

\author{Author}

\maketitle

\tableofcontents

\chapter{Start}

\end{document}
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