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Pub Speak: A Writer's Dictionary of Publishing Terms [NOOK Book]

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Pub Speak: A Writer's Dictionary of Publishing Terms

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Overview

Curious what a certain term means in a book contract? Not sure what the difference is between an easy reader and a picture book? Can’t tell a Newbery from a Nebula?

Pub Speak: A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms is a dictionary for both new and established authors that contains over 400 definitions, including:

- contract and royalty terms
- ebooks and audiobooks
- fiction and non-fiction
- publishing terms
- retailers, book clubs, wholesalers and distributors
- social networking and collaborative publishing
- trade associations, events and publications
- writer’s organizations, awards and publications

A small but powerful book, writers can read the dictionary all the way through to gain a more thorough understanding of the industry, or use the dictionary to look up terms as needed. The book is not designed to replace an agent or editor, but to help authors become informed partners in the business of publishing.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012374844
  • Publisher: Squirrel Books
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • File size: 47 KB

Meet the Author

Tracy Marchini is an editorial consultant and freelance writer. Before starting her own editorial business, she worked at a literary agency for several years. She has also worked as a newspaper correspondent, children's book reviewer and copywriter. She has been awarded several grants for her children's literature, and can be reached at www.tracymarchini.com.
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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    This slim volume will make you smarter,

    when talking about publishing. Every profession has its own vocabulary and terms. If you're a newbie to the publishing world (and who isn't in this day and age with eBooks on the rise), then this book is for you. It covers the alphabet soup (acronyms) of terms and vocabulary used in the publishing, writing, editing, marketing universe. After reading this, you'll be able to sit at the grown-up table!

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    A to Z

    Pub Speak is the perfect handbook for those who need to navigate the publishing business. Whether you are a new author or just someone who wants to understand publishing, this dictionary is a great source for terms used in the industry. A-Z - So much is covered that it is difficult to describe. There are agency terms, contract and royalty terms, e-book information, book publishers and sellers, publishing terms, websites and social networking, abbreviations, and character terms. Although I would highly recommend Pub Speak for authors, I also think this book is of interest for book reviewers, bloggers, and readers. There is information on voice, characters and fiction terms that will help reviewers. Many authors now are self-publishing and Pub Speaks is a great resource for learning the essentials.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2011

    What a great idea!

    Pub Speak is helpful,user-friendly and comprehensive. It is very concise, yet easy to understand; a great idea that will help any writer begin navigating the publishing industry.

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    Posted April 20, 2011

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