Publishing Word of the Day: Back Flap

8 Dec

Back Flap

The back inner flap of a dust jacket that often contains a biography of the author.

(From The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book, 15th Edition.)

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Today’s word of the day comes from the bible of DIY publishing: Dan Poynter’s The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book, 15th Edition. Although, as the his title says, his book is geared toward those people who want to write, publish, and sell their own work, the information this book is invaluable for anyone who wants to get a handle on the real nuts & bolts of publishing books from inception (you have an idea for a book) to completion (a published book that you’ll actually be able to sell). His publishing company’s Web site can be found at and has loads of information about all aspects of publishing . . . even a nifty postage calculator for all those direct mailings you might do for promotional purposes or shipping boxes of books to distributors, wholesalers, or bookstores.

In other happenings, the President’s holiday reception is being held today, conveniently enough in the opposite corner of the building we’re in. As always, the food was excellent (and varied!) and it was great to see those folks from the campus that we don’t get to see nearly enough. Kudos to the faculty, staff, and students in TSTC Waco’s Culinary Arts Technology who went above and beyond the call of duty in creating a great holiday celebration for all attendees.


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