All printed material that appears in the back of the book after the body copy. Back matter can include an afterword, an appendix, a bibliography, a colophon, a glossary, and an index.
A list of books or articles cited as resources by the author.
The back cover, spine (center panel which connects the front and back cover to the pages and faces out when the book is shelved), and front cover of a book. A binding is what holds a book together. Types of binding include case binding, comb binding, perfect binding, saddle stitching, spiral binding, and velo binding.
To bleed means to extend outside the normal trim area of a book’s page. A bleed is a bar, illustration, rule or other element that extends outside the trim area. Such elements have ink that is visible on the edge of the page in the bound book.
The majority of the text of the book, appearing between the front and back matter.
A bound publication of 49 or more pages that is not a magazine or periodical.
A publicized event, often held at bookstores or book fairs, featuring an author reading from and discussing the author’s book and autographing the book for customers.