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Design brief

The material, specifications and design wishes passed on to the book/cover designer, usually by the production editor.

Normally, if such design briefs are produced, there will be one for the cover (described in detail here) and another for the inside pages of the book (described here).

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on designing the book pages.

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