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What is a proposal?

A proposal is normally requested for nonfiction projects (where the book may not yet have been completed, or even begun). Proposals can consist of a number of components, such as an outline, table of contents, CV, marketing information, etc. but the e...

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.

What is typesetting?

"Typesetting" is the publishing process of laying out text on the page ready for publication, including running heads, footers, page numbers, etc.

What is a TOC?

A TOC is a table of contents. These are often requested as part of nonfiction proposals.

What is a synopsis?

A synopsis is a short outline of your story. This should cover all the main characters and events, including the ending. It is not the kind of "teaser" found on a book's back cover. The length of synopsis required can vary, but is generally between on...

What is meant by "Adult"?

In publishing, "adult" simply refers to books that are aimed at adults, as opposed to books that are aimed at children, or young adults, etc. It is not a euphemism for pornographic or erotic content. Nor does it necessarily refer to content which is u...

What to do if you're not receiving your InstantAlert (Daily Alert) emails

You should first check to see if your InstantAlerts are still switched on. To check this, go to https://www.firstwriter.com/subscriber/instantalerts/index.cgi...

What is "trim size"?

Trim size is the page size for a published book.

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 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.

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