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Relating to the business of publishing

backlist

noun

a list of all the books that a company has published in the past that are still available

bibliography

noun

a list of books, articles etc that have been published on a particular subject

compilation

noun

the process of compiling a book using different pieces of information or facts

copyright

noun

the legal right to have control over the work of a writer, artist, musician etc. If you own the copyright on something, it is your intellectual property, and other people must pay you to broadcast, publish, or perform it

copyright

verb

to obtain or claim the copyright of the work of a writer, artist, musician etc

copyright

adjective

controlled or protected by copyright

edit

verb

to make a book or document ready to be published by correcting the mistakes and making other changes

edition

noun

a set of copies of a book that are published at the same time. A new edition of a book is different in some way from the edition before. A set of copies that are exactly the same as the set before is called a reprint

ISBN

noun

International Standard Book Number: an individual number given to every book that is published

manuscript

noun

a writer’s original pages of a book, article, or document before it is published

posthumous

adjective

published after a writer’s death

press

noun

a machine used for printing newspapers, books, or magazines

printing

noun

the number of copies of something such as a book or newspaper that are printed at one time

printing press

noun

a machine that is used for printing newspapers, books, magazines etc

print run

noun

the number of copies of a book or magazine that are printed and published at one time

publication

noun

the process of producing a book, magazine etc for people to buy

reprint

noun

an occasion when a book is reprinted

rights

noun

the legal authority to publish a book, play, film, piece of music etc or to use it for a performance or production

series

noun

a set of books, documents etc that are published with the same design in order to show that they belong to the same group

posthumously

adverb

public domain

adjective

serialization

noun

in print

a book, magazine etc that is in print is still available to buy from its publisher

in print

printed in a book, magazine or newspaper

in the public domain

something such as a book, play, or piece of software that is in the public domain can be used by anyone and is not protected by copyright (=a law that gives only one person the right to produce, sell, or use something)

out of print

a book, magazine etc that is out of print is no longer being published

the printed word

anything that you read in a book, magazine, newspaper etc

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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flop

a complete failure

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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