Pub Speak: A Writer's Dictionary of Publishing Terms

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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, and trade organizations. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781458082817
About Tracy Marchini

Tracy Marchini is a freelance writer and editorial consultant. Before launching her own editorial service, she worked at a literary agency, as a children's book reviewer, a newspaper correspondent and a freelance copywriter. She may also be known as the worst kickball player to ever grace her schoolyard.

More information about her and her critique services can be found at www.tracymarchini.com.

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Review by: tom spisak on Aug. 19, 2011 :
At some point in one's writing career, one develops a trope for specialist dictionaries. Likely the collection started with a good thesaurus, appropriate style guide and pocket dictionary; by midcareer, a general assignment reporter may have assembled a business lexicon, the APA Publications Manual, a Biblical concordance, a medical dictionary, a couple of music dictionaries, a couple Merck Manuals. Because, by definition, the local library will not be open when the writer is staring a deadline and needs the exact word or phrase.
Pub Speak fills a parallel need. Marchini has collected and defined terms the writer encounters while conducting the business of writing. From her Introduction, she intends that the book help authors be more informed as they navigate the process; covering topics ranging from contract terms to production jargon to the major awards and organizations, she has assembled a helpful and worthwhile introduction.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: tom spisak on Aug. 19, 2011 : (no rating)
At some point in one's writing career, one develops a trope for specialist dictionaries. Likely the collection started with a good thesaurus, appropriate style guide and pocket dictionary; by midcareer, a general assignment reporter may have assembled a business lexicon, the APA Publications Manual, a Biblical concordance, a medical dictionary, a couple of music dictionaries, a couple Merck Manuals. Because, by definition, the local library will not be open when the writer is staring a deadline and needs the exact word or phrase.
Pub Speak fills a parallel need. Marchini has collected and defined terms the writer encounters while conducting the business of writing. From her Introduction, she intends that the book help authors be more informed as they navigate the process; covering topics ranging from contract terms to production jargon to the major awards and organizations, she has assembled a helpful and worthwhile introduction.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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