Where pages are sewn together and cloth-covered hardback boards are attached.
A searchable collection of data entries detailing the essential bibliographic information of books.
A book that is published by two different publishing companies. The company that originated the work licenses the second publisher to reprint the book locally or sells the sheets to the second publisher.
A person who asks authors to write books for the part of the publisher's list for which they are responsible or takes on an author's proposal directly or through an agent.
When a document - such as a manuscript in a word file - is converted into an e-book file, which can be read on e-readers and other digital electronic devices.
An online social reading platform that allows users to buy books, share notes, start study groups, recommend books and join discussions. It can be downloaded for desktops and devices.
Checking material for accuracy, clarity of message, writing style and consistency of typeface, punctuation and layout.
The person that carries out the copy-editing.
The legal right of the creator of an original work to control or allow the copying or publication of the work. In the UK, copyright works are protected for 70 years after the author's death.
A bibliographic database of over five million entries, cataloguing books and electronic content from publishers and distributors worldwide.
What appears on the front and back of a book jacket. It often includes a layout of images, title, author's name, a blurb, and aims to attract and inform readers.
Images or photographs that have been created specifically for a book or other project, often by a commissioned graphic designer or photographer.