# How to use \lowertitleback without \maketitle but with titlepage

I am using the KOMA class scrbook and I would like to use \uppertitleback and \lowertitleback even though I do not want to use \maketitle but use my own titlepage. If I understood the KOMA documentation correctly, \uppertitleback is typeset when \maketitle is called, therefore, the following example will not contain any titles on the back of the titlepage once typeset, as expected.

\documentclass{scrbook}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
My Title Page
\end{titlepage}
\uppertitleback{Lorem}
\lowertitleback{Ipsum}
\end{document}


Is there an elegant solution to this problem or do I have to resort to something like the following?

\thispagestyle{empty}
Text at the top of the page
\vfill
Text at the bottom

• The thing is, \maketitle places the stuff you saved in variables (title, author, lowertitleback etc.). The titlepage environment gives you the freedom to place everything by hand. You can have more than one titlepage. – Johannes_B Oct 8 '15 at 7:14
• Are there any news here? – Johannes_B Nov 8 '15 at 13:52

If you don't want the predefined title, you have to do it by hand. Everything. So no, there is no elegant way, you decide where the stuff goes and what it looks like.

\documentclass{scrbook}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\vspace*{.3\textheight}
\centering
{\Huge\sffamily Platypus X\par}
\vspace{.1\textheight}
{\Large\scshape Papa Patata\par}
\end{titlepage}
\thispagestyle{empty}
Lorem

\vfill
Ipsum
\clearpage
\end{document}