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Includes easy-to-understand definitions for over 100 book publishing terms!

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IBPA’s The Language of Publishing: An A-to-Z Glossary of Book Publishing Terms is a helpful glossary of over 100 easy-to-understand definitions for book publishing terms. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran keeping up with a changing industry, a consultant dealing with authors and customers who don’t understand the publishing business, or a self-published author concerned about the consequences of confusing FOB with prepaid freight, this book is exactly what you need.


Reader reviews -

"The Language of Publishing should be the go-to reference for publishers. It is a comprehensive resource for learning and understanding the terminology used in the business of publishing. If I were starting over in publishing, I would keep this in my back pocket.” – Kelly Gallagher, Vice President, Content Acquisition, Ingram Content Group

"As I forge ahead with my writing career, I had learned so much from this amazing book! It’s awesome that I came across this book. I consider this book a must-have for any writer and/or author.” – Grisselle Rodriguez, Book Reviewer (via NetGalley)

"A great glossary for the unseasoned. Clarified many terms as well as introducing new terms and concepts. Appreciated the hyperlinks within the ebook as well as web links for more extensive information. A few well placed illustrations were helpful. I will learn a lot from this book.” – Margaret Engelter, Librarian (via NetGalley)

"The Language of Publishing is a wonderful resource for those interesting in the publishing industry. Arranged alphabetically, it is a quick reference guide to terms vital to those both publishing books and I think, to those who write them. I found it informative, helpful, and having been a college newspaper editor many years ago, a reminder of those days when typesetting was the norm.” – Jim Kane, Book Reviewer (via NetGalley)

"An excellent guide to publishing terms both for the professional and the author.” – Anne-Marie Walke, Media Professional (via NetGalley)

"There is more to writing a book than developing a concept, working out the bugs and editing the flow. In and of itself that is a big job. But it is not the only one. Whether self-published or working with an editor or agent, a new journey awaits. One that at least at first, includes navigating through a new vocabulary. This book is a valued traveling companion. One I, as a new writer, I would not wish to be without. With this book, I feel informed and able to develop, debug and flow with the business end of my writing career. Thank you NetGalley for sending The Language of Publishing my way!” – Mollie Gates, Book Reviewer (via NetGalley)

"Shared language is an important aspect of any business. If our definitions of the terms we use are not consistent then effective communication becomes much more difficult. That is why I am extremely excited about this book, The Language of Publishing. Whether you are just starting out or have been in publishing for decades, this resource is an essential reference guide.” – Joshua Tallent, Director of Outreach and Education, Firebrand Technologies

"There's Strunk and White for great writing, Chicago Manual for style and presentation, and now IBPA's The Language of Publishing for the business side of publishing. With this great resource at hand, you’ll never feel lost again when talking to a copyeditor, designer, or printer. Knowledge is power, and this book puts publishing power in the palm of your hand.” – Karla Olson, Director of Patagonia Books

"Publishing is evolving and our vocabulary is changing. To be an in-the-know industry player you need to speak the language of publishing. Should you print ARCs or send a blad, instead? What do you include in the front matter and where’s the verso? Find these answers and more inside IBPA’s The Language of Publishing. – Brenda Avadian, MA, North Star Books (since 1992)

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