The Language of Publishing: G, H, I

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December 2012
by Linda Carlson

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In September and October, we began a series on the language of publishing—or, as Joel Friedlander of 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 help you do business in the book world whether you’re an old-timer who needs to adjust to digital developments and deal with authors and customers who don’t understand publishing terms, or a newcomer who’s fearful of the consequences of confusing FOB with prepaid freight or cover price with publisher’s net.

We’ve included some of the terms Friedlander defines in his post on “The Language of the Book” and Pete Masterson covers in his Book Design and Production as well as terms that industry specialists tell us are frequently misunderstood and jargon that members find confusing….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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