Did you know that in the book trade, soft cover books are referred to as "paper" and hard cover books are referred to as "cloth?"
Forward is all about direction. For authors, Foreword is all about introduction.
The Foreword of a book is an introductory note, in various forms, often written by someone other than the author, in the front matter of a book.
If you search Google Books, you will find many examples of this misuse.
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