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What is meant by "bleed"?

When books are printed, the content is printed on large sheets of paper which are then trimmed down to size by machines. When the pages are cut, there is a tiny margin of error. This normally doesn't matter, because there is normally a sizable margin ...

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The term "Youth" on this site is used to indicate the Young Adult market.

What is an author bio / curriculum vitae (CV) / resume?

A curriculum vitae, or CV, is a brief description of you, your qualifications, and accomplishments – normally in this context in relation to writing (any previous publications, or awards, etc.), but in the case of nonfiction proposals may also i...

What is a "colophon"?

A colophon is a publisher's emblem, or logo, as it appears on the title page or spine of a book.

What is DPI?

"DPI" means "Dots Per Inch", and tells you how finely defined a picture is. For professional printing, an image needs to be 300 DPI.

What is meant by "Academic"?

Listings on this site are marked as targeting the academic market only if they deal with material of an academic nature: e.g. academic theses, scientific papers, etc.

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