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Linda Carlson, November 2013
The Language of Publishing: T-Z »

The Language of Publishing T-Z November 2013 by Linda Carlson Welcome to the concluding installment of our printing and publishing glossary. We’ve now demystified both centuries-old printing lingo and the jargon of 21st-century publishing, starting with acid-free and acquisitions editor, and wrapping up this month with x-height and Zip file. If you’ve missed any of the issues with A through S, see Independent magazine at ibpa-online.org. Coming …

Linda Carlson, August 2013
The Language of Publishing: S »

The Language of Publishing August 2013 by Linda Carlson Welcome to the penultimate installment of our printing and publishing glossary. This month, we explain SASE, set-off, snipe, STOP, and dozens of other sometimes confusing terms, including technical language and jargon. If you’ve missed the issues with A through R, check Independent Articles at ibpa-online.org. Coming soon: the rest of the alphabet, and then …

Linda Carlson, June 2013
The Language of Publishing: Q, R »

  The Language of Publishing: Q, R June 2013 by Linda Carlson   Quiet zone, reserves, returns, and rights got you confused—or curious? You’ll find centuries-old publishing lingo, 21st-century jargon, and dozens of other terms in this installment of the IBPA printing and publishing glossary. If you’ve missed any of the issues with A through P, check the Independent archives. If …

Linda Carlson, April 2013
The Language of Publishing: N,O,P »

Tempted to snicker when someone says PMS? Not quite sure why OCR, PPI, and POD are important? We’ve got the answers for you in this installment of the IBPA printing and publishing glossary. To read or reread the installments featuring A through M, check the Independent archives. If you believe we’ve missed—or misdefined—any important terms, …

Linda Carlson, February 2013
The Language of Publishing: J, K, L, M »

  The Language of Publishing J, K, L, M   by Linda Carlson This is the fourth installment of our glossary of publishing terms, which is designed to help publishing veterans, industry newcomers, and traditionally published authors experimenting with self-publishing, whether print or digital. Our goal: to define old and new words and phrases that …

Linda Carlson, December 2012
The Language of Publishing: G, H, I »

  The Language of Publishing   December 2012 by Linda Carlson   In September and October, we began a series on the language of publishing—or, as Joel Friedlander of thebookdesigner.com calls it, the mumbo-jumbo you need to understand when speaking to designers, book manufacturers, wholesalers, and POD specialists. The glossary we’re developing is designed to …

Linda Carlson, October 2012
The Language of Publishing: D, E, F »

The Language of Publishing   October 2012 by Linda Carlson   This is installment #2 of the Independent’s series on the language of publishing, which began in September. Designed both for old-timers adjusting to the demands of digital publishing and for newcomers mystified by what Joel Friedlander calls the mumbo-jumbo you need to understand when speaking …

Linda Carlson, September 2012
The Language of Publishing: A, B, C »

The Language of Publishing September 2012 by Linda Carlson   In a post on bookdesigner.com, where Joel Friedlander offers “Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books,” he describes what things were like in publishing and printing “back in the bad old days,” when “everyone was a specialist.” As he notes, “If you wanted to …

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