The fastening of assembled sheets or signatures along one edge (inside edge or inner margin) of a publication. The binding process also includes folding, gathering, trimming, stitching, gluing, and/or casing.
The most common type of binding for Hardcover books. Coated paper is attached to boards and then glued to the spine of a bound book.
Includes checking spelling, grammar, punctuation, proper abbreviations, numbers and lists, and proper word usage in a manuscript, as well as the table of contents.
A form of intellectual property, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to that work’s publication, distribution and adaptation for a certain time period. After the time period the work is said to enter the public domain. For information on U.S. copyright laws visit copyright.gov
Defines what other people are allowed to do with your work.
The page that typically appears after the title page, containing the artistic property protection (license). If the book has an ISBN then the ISBN number must also be included on this page.
A file transferred from the Internet to your computer. The act of transferring a file from the Internet to your computer.
A publisher or author of an e-book, not the retailer, determines the level of restrictions to be applied to each e-book, including how many times the e-book can be downloaded for single purchase, and the number of devices to which the e-book can be transferred.
If an e-book is encrypted, or copy-protected, the e-book can only be read on authorized computers or handheld devices by authorized users. On the other hand, if an e-book is unencrypted, or not copy-protected, the e-book can be transferred to personal computers or reading devices an unlimited number of times for personal use.
The physical density of pixels/dots in an image when printed. The higher the dpi the source image, the clearer and more detailed (up to a point) the output of the printer will be.
A document file format that contains PostScript information for high-resolution graphics.
A separate paper wrapper that covers a casewrap book and protects the cover. Lulu Dust jacket casewraps are bound in navy blue linen.
A way to transfer files to and from websites without using a browser. Usually requires an FTP client.
To align text or images along one edge of a page layout.
An area in the bottom margin of a page, often containing the page number.
General physical appearance of a book or magazine, such as the typeface, binding, quality of paper, margins, etc.
An image file format best suited for digital images with few colors, such as cartoon clip art. It also supports transparency and limited animation.
The top of a page above the headline or text.
A unique number provided by R.R. Bowker/Reed Reference Publishing and assigned by the publisher that identifies the binding, edition, and publisher of a book.
An image file format ideal for digital images with lots of colors, such as photographs.
Aligning each line of a paragraph so that the edges of the text are straight along one or both margins.
Single words or short phrases that describe your book and help improve search results.
The number of rows of halftone cells per inch, also referred to as screen frequency. The finer the frequency, the less noticeable the halftone dots.
The white space surrounding the text or main content of a page.
Total number of pages in a book, counting both sides of each sheet of paper.
Unit used to measure the thickness of paper.
The numbering of the pages. Odd page numbers are on the right side of the printed book, even page numbers are on the left.
The paper used for printing a particular piece.
The most common type of binding, usually for paperback books. Pages are gathered, one on top of another; then flexible adhesive is applied to the spine.
Common term for picture element, the smallest single component of a digital image or monitor.
A displayed or printed image is said to be pixelated when the edges are jagged when they should be smooth. This happens when the image resolution (see DPI) is too low.
Or pixel density is the measurement of the resolution of computer displays, image scanners, or digital camera image sensors. Also can be used to describe the resolution of an image to be printed within a specified space.
Example: A 300 x 300 pixel image printed on a 1-inch square would have 300 pixels per inch.
A typographic unit of measure. Traditionally, there are 72.27, 72.29, or 72.3 points to the inch, depending on whom you ask. For the purpose of designating type sizes, most modern publishing applications use 72 points to the inch.
A file format developed by Adobe to allow the creation and sharing of documents that will look and print the same on any machine.
A bitmapped image file format that uses lossless compression.
To look over your PDF to get an advance idea or impression of how it will print.
Portrait can describe an image or page that is taller than it is wide or the page orientation for a home printer.
Printing, usually from a digital file to a digital printer, only when the object is needed and in the quantity required.
A pre-publication printing intended for editorial use, or occasionally to be sent out for review.
Intellectual Property which is not owned or controlled by anyone. These works are “public property” and available to use for any purpose.
Defines amount of detail and clarity in images, measured in dots per inch or pixels per inch.
The most common type of binding for booklets or comics. Folded sheets of paper are held together with staples along the spine of the book. Books are printed in multiples of 4 pages.
The backbone of a book. The spine displays the title and author of the book and is often the only part of the book that can be seen on a shelf.
The type of paper or other material that will be used for printing.
A standard graphic format for the storage of high-resolution (greater than 72 dpi) scanned images that can be imported into a page layout program.
A pre-formatted document that is protected from overwriting and can be used repeatedly to create new documents.
The page at or near the front which displays its title, author, publisher, date, etc.
The size of a page/book after it has been trimmed.
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