Page Numbering and Chapter Numbering are two completely different things.
Can you please clarify on what the issue is?
Eugene, sorry I can see how my question is not clear. My issue is this: I've added 21 chapters of a book to InDesign CS5.5 Book File. When I did so I expected all the chapters to paginate with consecutive numbering. But all I see in the column beside the chapter title are the page numbers (folio) that were created in each chapter. Since all my chapters start on the right hand page the beginning number is alway 2. Each chapter has used the same Master pages template and are spreads.
Hope this clarifies my issue. Thanks.
Go the Book Panel sub menu (top right) and you will see something like Book Page Numbering Options
and tick the Automatically Update Page numbering.
This is handy if you like this function.
However you can do it manualy by going to the Update Numbering>Update Page and Section Numbers