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My Life in Acronyms (a.k.a., MLA)

Does working in the publishing industry ever make you feel like you're swimming through alphabet soup? ALA, TLA, WRWoW! Must EVERYTHING have an acronym? Here, we'll demystify some of the important ones to help you expand your publishing vernacular.

Trade Shows and Publishing Organizations | April 4, 2013

We’ve talked a little bit about trade shows and publishing organizations in the past, but Annie Nybo illuminates some of the major ones, in all their acronymic glory! ALAAmerican Library Association BEA

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Acquisitions and Sales | January 24, 2013

This month we take a look at industry jargon used to assess potential acquisitions. P&L – profit and loss statement ROI – return on investment Op Profit (Operating Profit) – a measure of a project’s potential profitability after all its …

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Copy Editor Abbr. | November 15, 2012

This month, editorial jargon is explained by ECC Secretary Anna Dobbin, editorial assistant, Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books! Click here to view enlarged image.

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Designer’s Lexicon | September 24, 2012

This month’s handy design lexicon was created by Annie Beth Ericsson, design assistant, G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group! JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group A JPG/JPEG is an image file that has been compressed – …

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An F&G of the PDF on the FTP | July 1, 2012

BLAD Basic Layout and Design -Sales Rep. to Barnes & Noble Seller: That book is months away from publishing, but I do have a BLAD available if you want to see a sample chapter. F&G Folded and Gathered

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BEA, IRA, TLA, ALA, and PLA | May 1, 2012

BEA: BookExpo America is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. Most of the significant publishers in the United States (and many from abroad) host booths and exhibitions at BEA, where they showcase their upcoming …

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