Publishing Terms for Beginners: J & K

February 23, 2018

Since there aren't an abundance of J and K words used in publishing, I'm combining the two in this month's post in my A-Z series of Publishing Terminology.


Job lot - discounted paper, most likely not great quality.


Justify - the alignment of text with both margins (as opposed to left, right or centered).


Kerning - the adjustment of spacing between letters in a printed work.


Keyword - an important word or phrase that is input so that online search engines and databases can find all related results.


Kill Fee - a payment made to an author or illustrator when a publisher cancels a project (dependent on contract and circumstances, of course).



Can you think of any other publishing term that start with the letters J or K? Do you have any questions about these terms, or any others? Share your suggestions and questions in the comments below.


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