Book FAQs:


Q: Is a book a set of sheets of paper?

A: Yes, and parchment, or similar materials that are fastened together to hinge at one side.

Q: Are books called libri catenati?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books also sold in some department stores?

A: Yes, and drugstores and newspaper vendors.

Q: Is a book much easier to read?

A: Yes, and to find a page that you want, and to flip through.

Q: Is a book several: the format is more economical, as both sides of the writing material can be used?

A: Yes, and it is portable, searchable, and easy to conceal.

Q: Is a book called a monograph?

A: Yes, and to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals, or newspapers.

Q: Are books produced digitally?

A: Yes, and most digital versions are not available to the public, and there is no decline in the rate of paper publishing.

Q: Is a book of one scroll?

A: Yes.

Q: Were books copied mostly in monasteries?

A: Yes, and one at a time.

Q: Are books sometimes used for their exterior appearance to decorate a room?

A: Yes, such as a study.

Q: Are books printed on papers designed specifically for printed books?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book a general type of non-fiction book which provides information as opposed to telling a story?

A: Yes, and essay, commentary, or otherwise supporting a point of view.

Q: Are books bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books commonly used on a daily basis for recording appointments?

A: Yes, and meetings and personal contact information.

Q: Are books now printed on web presses?

A: Yes, and which are fed by a continuous roll of paper, and can consequently print more copies in a shorter time.

Q: Are books organized according to a particular format called the book's layout?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books often printed on acid-free or alkaline paper?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book from Martial?

A: Yes, and in his Apophoreta CLXXXIV at the end of the first century, where he praises its compactness.

Q: Were books often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books printed until after an order is received from a customer?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book an e-book that is available online through the internet?

A: Yes.

Q: Were books copied by hand?

A: Yes, and which made books expensive and comparatively rare.

Q: Are books printed by offset lithography?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books usually specified as "trim size": the size of the page after the sheet has been folded and trimmed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books derived from the ISBN by prefixing 978?

A: Yes, for Bookland, and calculating a new check digit.

Q: Is a book based on the printing area of a common flatbed press?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books bound by spirals made of metal or plastic?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book printed the pages are laid out on the plate so that after the printed sheet is folded the pages will be in the correct sequence?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book a contraction of "electronic book"?

A: Yes, it refers to a book-length publication in digital form.

Q: Is a book a leaf?

A: Yes, and each side of a leaf is a page.

Q: Were books made?

A: Yes, that required smaller pages of metal, instead of an impossibly long, unbending scroll of metal.

Q: Is a book specified by an International Standard Book Number?

A: Yes, or ISBN, which is unique to every edition of every book produced by participating publishers, worldwide.

Q: Was a book a painstaking process, requiring a hand-carved block for each page?

A: Yes, and the wood blocks tended to crack, if stored for long.

Q: Was a book bound by the bookbinder?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books lined on a book holder?

A: Yes, and bookends are sometimes needed to keep them from slanting.

Q: Is a book a hardback its path through the bindery will involve more points of activity than if it is a paperback?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book made?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books blank papers to be written in by the user?

A: Yes.

Q: Were books fitted with clasps or straps?

A: Yes.

Q: Are books the Dewey Decimal System?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a book printed in one pass?

A: Yes, and not as separate signatures.

Q: Is a book printed two at a time?

A: Yes, and not as one complete book.

Q: Is a book usually made available through the internet?

A: Yes, but also on CD-ROM and other forms.

Q: Were books divided into unbound leaves?

A: Yes, and which were lent out to different copyists, so the speed of book production was considerably increased.

Q: Are books rarely published and are typically destroyed or remain private?

A: Yes.