Index

This publishing terms indexed here have been extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup.

When the definition of a term is posted, a live link to the post will be added to this index.

Acid-free paper
Acknowledgements
Acquisitions editor. See Commissioning editor
Advance
Advance copies
Advance information sheet
Advance orders
Advisory board
Agent
AI (or AIS). See Advance information sheet
Alkaline paper. See Acid-free paper
All rights reserved
Appendix
Arabic numbering
Artwork
Author
Author alterations. See Author corrections
Author contract
Author copies
Author corrections
Author-date system
Author details
Author discount
Author proofs
Author questionnaire
Availability
B/W (or B&W)
Back
Back blurb. See Blurb
Back cover
Back flap
Backlist
Back margin
Back matter. See End matter
Back orders
Bar code
Bastard title. See Half-title
Berne Convention
Bibliographic data
Bibliography
BIC codes
Binding
Bit-mapped
Bleed
Blocking
Blog
Blues/blueprints. See Printer’s proofs
Blurb
Body
Body matter
Body pages
Body text
Body type
Book
Book block
Book buyer
Book club
Book design
Book designer
Book fair
Book proofs. See Bound proofs
Book trade
Bookbinder
Bookseller
Border
Bound proofs
Boxed set
Break
Breakeven point
Camel case
Camera-ready copy
Caption
Case
Cased
Casing
Cast off
Catalogue
Cataloguing in Publication
Character set
Characters per line
Check digit. See ISBN
CIP data
Cloth (-bound)
CMYK
Coated paper
Co-edition
Co-publication
Co-publisher. See Co-publication
Collaborative publishing
Colophon
Colophon page
Colour
Colour format
Colour printing. See Four-colour printing
Colour proof
Colour reproduction
Colour section
Colour separation
Commission
Commissioned work
Commissioning editor
Complimentary copies
Composition. See Typesetting
Concordance file
(On) Consignment
Content
Content aggregators
Contract. See Author contract
Copy
Copy fitting
Copy-editing
Copy-editing marks. See Correction marks
Copy editor
Copyright
Copyright deposit
Copyright notice
Copyright page
Correction marks
Cost of sales
Costing
Cover
Cover designer
cpl. See Characters per line
Crop
Crop marks. See Printer’s marks
CRC. See Camera-ready copy
Creative Commons
Crossover titles
Cut marks. See Printer’s marks
Cutline. See Caption
CV
Dash. See Em-dash; En-dash
Dedication
Deposit library
Design brief
Desk copy
Desk editor
Desktop publishing
Diacritical marks
Diazos. See Printer’s proofs
Die casting
Digital printing
Digital rights management
Digitization
Direct marketing
Discount. See Trade discount
Display
Display type
Distributor
Domain
Dots per inch. See dpi
Double-page spread. See Spread
dpi
DRM. See Digital rights management
DTP. See Desktop publishing
Dues. See Advance orders
Duotone
Dust cover. See Jacket
E-book
E-content
E-publishing
E-reader
Edited volume
Edition
Editor
Editorial assistant
Editorial board
Educational publishing
Electronic content. See E-content
Electronic publishing. See E-publishing
Electronic rights
Em-dash
En-dash
End matter
End papers
Endorsements
Errata slip
Escalator clause
Exhibit. See Display
Export sales
Extent
Face. See Typeface
Fair dealing/fair use
Feasibility report
File copy
Final proofs
Firm sales
First option/first refusal
First proofs
Flap text
Flaps. See Back flap; Front flap
Flyer
Font
Footers
Foreword
Format
Forthcoming
Four-colour printing
Freelancing
Frees. See Complimentary copies
Front cover
Front flap
Front list
Front matter. See Prelims; also End matter
Frontispiece
Full-colour printing
Galley proofs
Glossary
Gratis copies
Grayscale
Green publishing
gsm. See Paper weight
Gutter
Half-title
Half-title verso
Halftone
Hard copy
Hardback
Harvard system. See Author-date system
Headbands and tailbands. See Wibbling
Headers and footers. See Running heads
Home sales
House style
Illustration
Imposition
Impression. See Printrun
Imprint
In print
Index
Indexing
Inspection copy. See Desk copy
Introduction
ISBN
ISO
ISSN
Jacket
Kerning
Lamination
Layout
Leading
Leaf
Legend. See Caption
Library binding
Library supplier
Line spacing
List
Lithographic printing
Logo. See Colophon
Long tail
Machine proofs
Manuscript
Marketing
Marketing questionnaire. See Author questionnaire
Marking up
Mock-up
Monochrome. See Grayscale
Monograph
Moral rights
ms/mss. See Manuscript
Net receipts
Not Yet Published
Note reference system
NYP. See Not Yet Published
Object-oriented. See Vector-based
Offset printing. See Lithographic printing
OP. See Out of Print
Open Access
Open source
Open source publishing
Open Type fonts
Ornamental fonts
Orphan. See Widows and orphans
Originating publisher
Origination
Out of Print
Outsourcing
Overrun
Overs
Overstock
Ozalids. See Printer’s proofs
Page numbering. See Arabic numbering; Roman numbering
Page proofs
Page size
Page-view payments
Pantone (colour)
Paper
Paper weight
Paperback
Paperback rights
Papercase. See Printed paper case
PDF
Peer review
Perfect binding
Permissions
Plate
POD. See Print on demand
Podcast
Point (size)
Point of Sale
Portable Document Format. See PDF
POS material
PPC. See Printed paper case
Pre-press
Preface
Prelims
Press
Pricing
Print on demand
Printed paper case
Printer’s marks
Printer’s proofs
Printrun
Process colours
Process printing. See Four-colour printing
Production editor
Production manager. See Production editor
Production value
Professional publishing
Proof copies. See Bound proofs
Proof-reader
Proofing
Proofing marks. See Correction marks
Proofs
Public domain
Publication
Publication committee
Publication date
Publisher
Publishing
Publishing agreement
Publishing house
Publishing rights. See Rights
Rasterize(d)
Readability
Reading copy. See Desk copy
Receipts
Recto
Registration marks. See Printer’s marks
Release date
Remaindering
Reprint rights
Repro
Residual rights
Resolution
Retouching
Returns
Reverse out
Reversion of rights
Review copies
RGB
Rights
Roman numbering
Royalty
Run. See Printrun
Running heads. See also Footers
Running text
Run-on
Sales representative
Sans-serif. See Serif
Screening
Section. See Signature
Self-publishing
Serial rights
Series
Series editor
Series page
Serif
Sewn pages/binding
Sheet
Sheet sales
Short-run printing
Signature
Slip case
Social networking
Spine text
Spot colour
Spread
STM publishing
Stock
Style sheet
Subsidiary rights
Subsidy. See Subvention
Substantive editing
Subvention
Table of contents
Territory
Text block
Textbook
Textbook publishing. See Educational publishing
Tint
Tip in
Title
Title page
Title verso
TOC. See Table of contents
Trade discount
Trade publishing
Trim size
Type area
Type family
Type style
Typeface
Typescript
Typesetter
Typesetting
Typography
Unbound proofs
Uncoated paper. See Coated paper
Unicode
Unit cost
URL
Vandykes. See Printer’s proofs
Vector-based
Verso
Vignette
Volume
Volume editor
Volume rights
Volume sales
Web 2.0
Web log. See Blog
Wholesaler
Wibbling
Widows and orphans
Wiki
Work
WYSIWYG

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