I am very new to this and am getting very frustrated. I am attempting to make this book enough pages for distribution. When I create a dedication page do I make it a TOC? I am not familiar with the terms. Again very new.
Your dedication page can be just another page. Maybe the page after the copyright or ever after the TOC. It has nothing to do with the Toc itself.
Short books do not really need a TOC anyway, apart from ePubs where at least the Title page and Copyright page needs to be in a TOC in order to pass for Distribution.
My advice for a printed book
Page 1 :blank
Page 2 : blank
Page 3 : title without author's name
Page 4 : dedication
Page 5 : full title
Page 6 : copyright
Page 7 : table of contents
Next odd page : beginning of the text
Last page : blank
Total of pages divisible by 4.