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Publishing Terms - "Distributor"

Posted by axis-publishing on March 26, 2010 at 11:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Distributor - Sales company that represents a publisher's books to wholesalers and retail accounts and often also maintains an inventory warehouse.


Axis Publishing & Distribution Company, LLC is distributed by Amazon.com, Imgram Book Group and Follett Library Resources.


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From Agatha Christie

Posted by axis-publishing on January 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.


- Agatha Christie (1890-1976)


 

 

 

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Publishing Terms - "Nielson BookScan"

Posted by axis-publishing on January 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Nielson BookScan - A service provided by theNielson Company since 2001 that tracks book sales.  It is estimatedthat BookScan captures about 70% of total sales, as not all retailersreport to BookScan.




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From Philemon Holland

Posted by axis-publishing on January 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

With one sole pen I wrote this book,

Made of a grey goose quill;

A pen it was when I it took,

And a pen I leave it still.


- Philemon Holland, from a book he wrote in 1610




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Publishing Terms - "Stripped book"

Posted by axis-publishing on January 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A book  without a cover, almost always a mass market edition.  Because it is not cost-effective to return or remainder mass market editions, their covers are torn off by the retailer and shipped back to the publisher as proof the books have been destroyed.  The retailer then destroys the books.  This is the reason for the "If you purchased this book without a cover..." disclaimer on the first pages of many mass market editions.  Strippable books are marked with an "S" inside a triangle, often on the inside of the front cover.




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From Eugene Fitch Ware

Posted by axis-publishing on January 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Man builds no structure which outlives a book.


- Eugene Fitch Ware (1841-1911)

From Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted by axis-publishing on January 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Tis the good reader that makes the good book. 


- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Publishing Terms - "Imprint"

Posted by axis-publishing on January 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The imprint is the "brand name" under which a book is published. Most major publishers have at least a few imprints. Some of these imprints are organized into divisions, as subsidiaries, or "companies within a company," with their own editorial staffs, release lists, etc. Others are strictly brand names slapped on a book purchased and edited somewhere within the parent publishing company. Often publishers use imprints to organize and manage all their authors and books within a certain genre, e.g., fiction.

According to Wikipedia, Random House, the world's largest English-language trade book publisher, has more than 50 imprints.


Axis Publishing & Distribution Company, LLC currently has three imprints:


  • Axis Publishing - Non-fiction, self-help and do-it-yourself books;
  • XYLOPHONE Press -Children's picture and story books; and,
  • Xion Press - Fiction, graphic novels, poetry and other artistic expression books.


From James Matthew Barrie

Posted by axis-publishing on January 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


For several days after my first book was published I carried it about in my pocket, and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure that the ink had not faded.


- James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937)

Publishing Terms - "Mass Market"

Posted by axis-publishing on January 21, 2010 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Mass Market - Also called "paperback" or "rack size," these are the "pocket-sized," paperbacks printed on lover quality paper and at a smaller trim size.  The price is generally in the $4.00 - $8.00 range.  Rather than being returned or remaindered, mass market editions are often stripped.


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